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faiza
Occasional Contributor

Recover file

Can somebody tell me what is exact command to recover a file from tape using frecover ?

Can I restore file to a different location or the original file on disk will be overwritten?

How can I get listing of files from tape?

Do I have to rewind the tape first if it old backup?

Please help.

Faiza
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aparna challagulla
Valued Contributor

Re: Recover file

hi Faiza,

To get the listing of files from tape

#frecover -f /dev/rmt/0m -xNv

To recover a file from a tape

#frecover -f /dev/rmt/0m -xv -i /sourcedir/filename

To restore a file to a different location i.e. relative to the current working directory

#frecover -f /dev/rmt/0m -xXv -i /sourcedir/filename

To rewind a tape

#mt -f /dev/rmt/0mn rew
Pl check frecover, fbackup manpage for details.
HTH
aparna





If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over
faiza
Occasional Contributor

Re: Recover file

Thank you very much aparna. Is it necessary to rewind the tape before recovering the file?

Faiza
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Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: Recover file

By default the 'fbackup/frecover' command suite will rewind your tape before commencing. 'fbackup/frecover' does not allow more than one backup on a tape, like tar and cpio.
Anyone for a Mutiny ?