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  1. #1
    flandercan
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    backups

    A very simple question i hope?!?

    I have created a back using tar. I have backed up to scsi tape drive on /dev/st0 , all seems have worked fine however I dont understand the documentation i have on how to get the files back from the tape? It says i have to position the tape to the correcy flags but im not sure how to do that.
    It also doesnt say if the backup is going over the last backup or just adding to the end of the tape.

    can anybody point me in the right direction?!


    thanks
    Paul

  2. #2

    Re:backups

    *Babbing points to www.google.com/linux since tape drives are as foreign to him as eating french fries with mayonaise

    8)

  3. #3

    Re:backups

    mmmmmmmmmmm mayo...

    hmm, not really
    what did you tar the backup with? is it compressed? if so in what format.
    if you're unsure, whats the filename on the tape
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  4. #4
    flandercan
    Guest

    Re:backups

    The command that i run is

    tar cf /dev/st0 /etc

    i can then verify the data on the tape with

    tar tf /dev/st0 /etc

    but wasnt sure how to get it back?

    thanks
    paul

    ps i like chips with mayo

  5. #5

    Re:backups

    lol, blech!

  6. #6

    Re:backups

    tar xf /dev/st0 /etc should restor it to /etc

    (x is extract)
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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