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HP-FMS
Frequent Advisor

how to recover a data from ignite backup tape

please tell me the steps to recover a data from the ignite tape.

regards,
Muraliprasad,
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Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: how to recover a data from ignite backup tape

Hi,

Do you want to restore the entire tape ? or specific file/folder ?

If you want to restore the entire tape, boot with it and follow the instructions on the screen.
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: how to recover a data from ignite backup tape

If you want individual file(s), skip over the boot headers with the mt command, then use tar to select your data:

mt -t /dev/rmt/Xmn 1
tar -xvf /dev/rmt/Xmn [filespecs]


Pete

Pete
HP-FMS
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to recover a data from ignite backup tape

ok thanks for your reply.
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: how to recover a data from ignite backup tape

Uhhhh . . . . . OK . . . . . . . you're welcome, I guess.

Pete
S.N.S
Valued Contributor

Re: how to recover a data from ignite backup tape

For Itanium Servers, to recover a single dir/file, for eg /etc/lvmtab,
you would need to

From Ignite Tape:
(1) mt -f /dev/rmt/0mn rew [rewinds the tape]
(2) mt -f /dev/rmt/0mn fsf 22 [i guess this skips the boot sectors]
(3) tar xvf /dev/rmt/0mn etc/lvmtab

Note the absence of "/" before etc...

HTH
SNS
"Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% Perspiration" - Edison
HP-FMS
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to recover a data from ignite backup tape

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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: how to recover a data from ignite backup tape

Well, 7 to you, too!

Pete
S.N.S
Valued Contributor

Re: how to recover a data from ignite backup tape

Sad...No one were assigned points...

SNS
"Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% Perspiration" - Edison
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: how to recover a data from ignite backup tape