The following task map describes the procedures associated with restoring files and file
Prepare to restore files and file systems.
Identify the file systems or
files to be restored, the tape device, and how you will restore them.
Preparing to Restore Files and File Systems
which tapes to use.
Refer to your backup tapes to find the date
of the last backup that contains the file or file system that you
need to restore.
How to Determine Which Tapes to Use
Choose one of the following restore methods:
Restore files interactively
– Use this method when you are unsure of the file names because
you can browse the media contents and select individual files and directories.
How to Restore Files Interactively
noninteractively – Use this method when you already know the few
file names to be restored.
How to Restore Specific Files Noninteractively
Restore a file system – Use this method
when you get a new disk drive or as part of a recovery
How to Restore a Complete File System
Restore the root (/) or /usr file systems.
Restoring the root (/) or /usr
file systems involves booting the system from a local CD or the network.
How to Restore the root (/) and /usr File Systems