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Mon Sep 14 06:47:42 UTC 2009

On 14 Sep 2009 02:50, Chris Maness <chris at chrismaness.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 6:15 PM, Chris Maness chris at chrismaness.com>  
> wrote:

> > I level 0 dump of my server. I lost a file that I need back. Is it

> > possible to use restore like tar and explode it into a directory

> > instead of a pristine partition/mount? Or even better, is it possible

> > to just extract a single file without exploding the whole tape dump?

> >

> > Sorry if the question seems stupid.

> >

> > Chris KQ6UP

> >

> Sorry, I was reading the restore man from my mac, and it was not as

> clear. The restore does not seem to work from my mac (this is where

> my backup dumps reside as I have two massive HDs). I guess the mac

> restore would only work with HFS+ and not UFS. I guess the only way

> would be to move the massive dump file back over to the FreeBSD

> server.

> Thanks,

> Chris KQ6UP

> _______________________________________________

Try using NFS or cat over ssh, something like

$ ssh my_mac 'cat dumpfile' | restore -if -

restore treats the file as a tape, so it doesn't pull any bytes until you  
ask it to. This should be the least network intensive way of doing it....

Good luck!


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