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Re: I need to restore just one file from a recovery tape.


I typed in the  following command from HP support


tar -xvf /dev/rmt/0mn .d1/CPD/SSMDIR


What I wan to happen is take the SSMDIR file from the tape device and put it in the d1/CPD directory on the HP 9000/800


Does not seem to work. I tried 4 backup tapes.  I am at a loss.

Does the file need to be deleted first or will this command overwrite the existing file?


I am not a UNIX person, so be kind when responding.