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extracting files from ignite tape

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extracting files from ignite tape


How can I extract a particular file or tape from an ignite backup tape that I previously created.

Michael Tully
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Re: extracting files from ignite tape

The files are generated in two runs, basically a bootable partition is at the beginning and a 'tar' archive after that. Let's assume you want to get from the 'tar' archive, and assuming your using /dev/rmt/0m as your tape drive.

# mt -t /dev/rmt/0m rew
# mt -t /dev/rmt/0mn fsf 1
# cd /tmp
# tar xvf /dev/rmt/0mn etc/myfile

You can also get the contents of the tape by using:
# mt -t /dev/rmt/0m rew
# mt -t /dev/rmt/0mn fsf 1
# tar tvf /dev/rmt/0mn >/tmp/mytape
Anyone for a Mutiny ?