Accessing Tape Drive on Linux / Restoring Unix Tar Backup
Posted on 2002-06-20
I have never used Unix or Linux before. I have been a Dos and Windows cronie for the last 14 years. So, bear with me while I go through pains learning Linux.
I was given a DLT 40/80 backup tape that contains a lot of MS Office documents. The tapes were backed up with Unix Tar. I would like to know how to restore the tapes using Linux. Is there an easy answer to this and how do I do it?
I have never used tar before but I have been told it is like PKZIP from the command line. Would I restore the TAR image from the backup tape and then unzip it or would restoring it from tape (using default utilities) unzip or untar it for me?
I am running Linux version 7.3 and I just ran the update to automatically update my system.
Thanks in advance,