2009/9/14 Chris Maness <ch...@chrismaness.com>:
> utis...@googlemail.com wrote:
>>
>> On 14 Sep 2009 02:50, Chris Maness <ch...@chrismaness.com> wrote:
>> > On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 6:15 PM, Chris Maness ch...@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!
>>
>> Chris
>
> Thanks, that looks like a pretty cool trick.
>
> Chris
>

Let me know how you get on with it, I gzip my dumps and can pipe
together commands like that, so it should work!

Chris

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