Subject: Re: How do you restore a dump on a nrst0 tape?
To: None <>
From: John Maier <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/12/2001 11:49:16
Cool, that just what I needed.

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From: "James Wetterau" <>
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Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: How do you restore a dump on a nrst0 tape?

> apparently asked:
> ...
> > 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.
> >
> > Any words of wisdom?
> At risk of Thor castigating me if I make any errors in my statements
> here, I will carefully note that the:
> mt -f /dev/nrst0 rewind
> command will rewind your tape to the beginning.  (I'm not sure where
> you are on the tape already, so starting at the beginning may be a
> good idea.)  Then the:
> mt -f /dev/nrst0 fsf 1
> will move your tape position forward one file.  I believe this may
> take you to the file you want (since it's the second dump, it might be
> necessary to use "mt -f /dev/nrst0 fsf 2" instead).  If not, you can
> repeat the preceding command to get to the second file.
> I apologize in advance for any inaccuracies contained in this message.
> I have done my best to confirm the facts with the man pages, but am
> working from my memory of several years back about how to control
> tapes for backup.  This is, however, a sincere attempt to be helpful.
> Regards,
> James Wetterau