Subject: Re: How do you restore a dump on a nrst0 tape?
To: None <>
From: Mike Parson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/12/2001 11:21:07
In message <008101c0ab15$884a7da0$8ae301cf@jmaier>, you write:
> I have been backing up using dump and it works great!
> However I have not had to perform a restore....
> I suddenly have to perform a restore of a single file.  The dumps done in
> three parts on a tape using nrst0.  I have successfully been able to do a
> >restore -i -f /dev/nrst0
> and can look at the directory (ls), but that is only the first dump which is
> /.
> The 2nd dump on the tape is /var (it's own partition) and the man page
> doesn't give any obvious clues as to how to forward the tape to the point on
> the tape where that dump starts.

mt -f /dev/nrst0 fsf 1

This will fast-forward past the first dump file one the tape and
leave you at the beginning of the second file.

Michael Parson