Restore from tape

Jon Schneider jon at
Thu Sep 30 08:15:59 BST 2004

You don't know how and indeed even if your backups work ? You don't 
extract bits now and again to test them ?

There's a reasonable chance your backup didn't include what you want, 
overfilled the tape or other problems and you wouldn't even know. Though 
at least you should have mails including the totals.

In principle you replace the --create with (--list or) --extract and 
specify the exact relative paths f what you want. This script took a 
parameter and might have ben called several times per backup session 
appending to the tape. If that's the case you need to seek to the right 
set using the mt command as well.


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