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We have a cpio archive that was created on a SVR4.2 on a HP SureStore DAT8. The archive was created with the cpio -ovc option. I would like to read this archive. What is the best system to use for this purpose.
I have tried to read it using GNU cpio version 2.6 on Windows XP.  While it extracts a majority of the files, it does not extract all of them.  I really need to extract all of the files.  
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Duncan Meyers earned 500 total points
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Your best bet may be to download Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.org) the boot to the CD. You'll then be able to use cpio from the Linux command line and copy the data to an NFS export or Samba share.
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Ultimately, the problem was solved by alternating on the cpio arguments.  In this case the magic formula was -ivcdumB.  However, the comment from meyersd is also acceptable to me.
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