System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

Restoring UFS Files and File System Backups (Task Map)

The following task map describes the procedures associated with restoring files and file systems.



For Instructions 

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 UFS Files and File Systems

Determine 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

Restore files. 

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 UFS Files Interactively


Restore files noninteractively – Use this method when you already know the few file names to be restored. 

How to Restore Specific UFS Files Noninteractively


Restore a file system – Use this method when you get a new disk drive or as part of a recovery procedure. 

How to Restore a Complete UFS File System

Restore the root (/) or /usr file systems.

Restoring the root (/) or /usr file systems involves booting the system from a local Solaris DVD or the network.

How to Restore a UFS root (/) and /usr File System