HP, Unix, Backup/Restore

Posted on 2007-09-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-19
Hi All,
I'am trying to restore the backup in windows(any verson) , which was taken in Compaq Tru64 Unix system. The backup was taken using 'vdump' command and currently i don't have any unix system to restore the same. Can anybody guide me in restoring this in windows.

Question by:Raghukv
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    I would see if any of the Cygwin tools can handle this.

    Other option is to create a dual boot machine with linux or use a Live CD ( Knoppix, Ubuntu etc )

    I would first find out what vdump is compatible with.

    I hope this helps !
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    Unfortunately, I'm afraid that there is no (!) other way than restoring using vrestore on Tru64
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    by:svs confirms that.  vdump/vrestore are only available on Tru64.

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    Thanx to all u guys who took the pain to help me out with various views and thoughts which are valuable. Kindly clarify one more point in regard to the same issue, can i use any unix flavour to restore using ' vrestore ' command or do i have to depend completely on Tru64 only.

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    I can only repeat: vdump/vrestore are only available on Tru64. So yes, you absolutely require a Tru64 system.
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    svs is correct, you need a tru64 system to restore these files. If you want to move these files over to a windows system. Create a dump using tar or cpio. There is a tool which can open these archives in windows called altap salamander
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    by:Hanno Schröder
    I already said that you will need vrestore on Tru64 -- no way around this.

    If you want to be portable, create tar archives which can be read by most
    of the usuals archiving tool on windows (winzip, winrar, 7zip, etc.), too

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