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CPIO command

Shaik Newbie
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Hi

 

we are on R12.1.3 on Solaris SPARC 10

 

I have taken cold backup using tar command.

 

Now this tar files i need to take to tape using cpio command.

 

I have googled but not understood the options.

Please sugget me the command with options to copy the tar file to tape from disk.

 

 

Thanks

  • 1. Re: CPIO command
    Asif Muhammad Guru
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    Hi,

     

    You may use the TAR command to transfer these backups to tape.

     

    Please refer link:

    Solaris tar command to backup data on tape device

     

    Thanks &

    Best Regards,

  • 2. Re: CPIO command
    Shaik Newbie
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    Hi Asif,

     

    Thanks for replying to my query.

     

    Already i have taken tar files , these tar files i need to transfer to tapes.

     

     

    Thanks

  • 3. Re: CPIO command
    Asif Muhammad Guru
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    Hi Shaik,

     

    Already i have taken tar files , these tar files i need to transfer to tapes.

    Yes... you may transfer the tar files to tape using tar command...

     

    Which should be something like:

    tar -cvf /dev/st0 <tar file>.tar

     

    This is how I work on tapes, otherwise you may do create a small tar file and test doing this transfering to tape.

     

    Thanks &

    Best Regards

  • 4. Re: CPIO command
    Shaik Newbie
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    Thanks Asif,

     

    Now i understood, I will one time.

     

    Thanks

  • 5. Re: CPIO command
    Shaik Newbie
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    Hi Asif,

     

    I acn delete the tar file in tape, from command line?

    Like how iam copying to tape , same i can delete also?

    Please suggest.

     

     

    Thanks

  • 6. Re: CPIO command
    Asif Muhammad Guru
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    Hi,

     

    I acn delete the tar file in tape, from command line?

    If you do a "tar -cvf" onto a tape, automatically the previous content is deleted and new files are created.

     

    If you wish to append additional file to tape, you may use command:

    tar -rvf

     

     

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks &

    Best Regards,

  • 7. Re: CPIO command
    Shaik Newbie
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    Hi

     

    here iam using script for cold backup like:

     

    tar -cvf  /prdbkp/orabak/oraprod_data_clone_${DT}.tar.gz /data/ora/proddata

     

    Here if i will give desitnation as tape location [/dev/mnt/0] , the backup will be directly go to Tapedrive?

    Ex:

    tar -cvf /dev/mnt/0  /data/ora/proddata

    Is it correct, please sugget me.

     

    Thanks

  • 8. Re: CPIO command
    Asif Muhammad Guru
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    Hi,

    Here if i will give desitnation as tape location [/dev/mnt/0] , the backup will be directly go to Tapedrive?

    Ex:

    tar -cvf /dev/mnt/0  /data/ora/proddata

    Yes, Correct

     

    In my server, the tape drive is identified as /dev/st0, therefore It works for me as:

    tar -cvf /dev/st0 /data/ora/proddata

     

     

    You can create a dump file and give it a try, before implement it a PROD system solution.

     

    Hope this answers

    Thanks &

    Best Regards,

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