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Timothy P. Jackson
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frecover to a symbolic link

Hi Everyone,

 

I am trying to frecover to a symbolic link and I am getting the following error....

 

file ./mirror_backup exist but is not a directory.

 

And then it just hangs there.

 

Here is what I am doing... I split the mirrors and remount the mirror as /mirror_backup then create an fbackup tape. Now i want to restore the entire tape into a directory called data on another system. So i created a symbolic link in the / directory.

 

ln -s /data /mirror_backup

 

When try to do my frecover I get the above message

 

My frecover command is

 

frecover -xvf /dev/rmt/c0t0d0 -i /mirror_backup

 

What really had me bothered is that it worked earlier and i have no idea how i fat fingered it to work.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

 

Thanks,

Tim

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Timothy P. Jackson
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Re: frecover to a symbolic link

Found the problem....

 

I was testing with the same tape... Because of this, the time and date stamps were identical. So, the frecover would not overwrite the files. I needed to add the -o option to my command so that it overwrites regardles of the time and date stamp. Command now is...

 

frecover -xvof /dev/rmt/c0t0d0 -i /mirror_backup