How to restore from tape using standard unix utilities

This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)

Info Description:Please follow the steps below to restore from tape.

  1. Insert the tape from which you need to restore in the drive.
  2. Create a directory where you need to restore.
  mkdir /restore
  cd /restore 
  1. Extract files using the following commands  mt -f /dev/nst0 rewind  mt -f /dev/nst0 fsf 1  dd if=/dev/nst0 bs=32k skip=1 > restore  tar xvf restore