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How to restore from tape using standard unix utilities

This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)

Info Description:Please follow the steps below to restore from tape.

  • Insert the tape from which you need to restore in the drive.
  • Create a directory where you need to restore.
  mkdir /restore
 cd /restore
  • Extract files using the following commands  mt -f /dev/nst0 rewind  mt -f /dev/nst0 fsf 1  dd if=/dev/nst0 bs=32k skip=1 > restore  tar xvf restore