Solved

How to use dd to read off tape in IRIX?

Posted on 2006-11-03
4
439 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I have an old IRIX SGI server that has backups done on NetWorker.  I may not be able to recreate the volumes needed to restore with NetWorker (you have to restore back to the original location as best I can tell).  So, how would I go about using dd to read off the tape and stream the output to another location?  Is that even feasible?
0
Comment
Question by:kingsman85
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
manav_mathur earned 500 total points
ID: 17869941
Does the tape hav hardisk images??
if yes, then
http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/ddcommand.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:kingsman85
ID: 17871030
No, they're not images per se, but NetWorker backups of the file system.  I'm not even sure what format they'd be in.  Can dd essentially read in just about anything?
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:manav_mathur
ID: 17871314
It can yes. But copying over something which are not images may mess up your hard disk.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you do backups in the Solaris Operating System, the file system must be inactive. Otherwise, the output may be inconsistent. A file system is inactive when it's unmounted or it's write-locked by the operating system. Although the fssnap utility…
A metadevice consists of one or more devices (slices). It can be expanded by adding slices. Then, it can be grown to fill a larger space while the file system is in use. However, not all UNIX file systems (UFS) can be expanded this way. The conca…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now