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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems     Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library
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1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview)

2.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

3.  Accessing Removable Media (Tasks)

4.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

5.  Managing Devices (Overview/Tasks)

6.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

7.  Using USB Devices (Overview)

8.  Using USB Devices (Tasks)

9.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

10.  Managing Disks (Overview)

11.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

12.  SPARC: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

13.  x86: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

14.  Configuring Oracle Solaris iSCSI Targets and Initiators (Tasks)

15.  The format Utility (Reference)

16.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

17.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

18.  Using The CacheFS File System (Tasks)

19.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

20.  Checking UFS File System Consistency (Tasks)

21.  UFS File System (Reference)

22.  Backing Up and Restoring UFS File Systems (Overview)

23.  Backing Up UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

24.  Using UFS Snapshots (Tasks)

25.  Restoring UFS Files and File Systems (Tasks)

Restoring UFS Files and File System Backups (Task Map)

Preparing to Restore UFS Files and File Systems

Determining the UFS File System Name

Determining the Type of Tape Device You Need

Determining the Tape Device Name

Restoring UFS Files and File Systems

How to Determine Which Tapes to Use

How to Restore UFS Files Interactively

How to Restore Specific UFS Files Noninteractively

How to Restore a Complete UFS File System

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

26.  UFS Backup and Restore Commands (Reference)

27.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

28.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


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.
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.
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.
Restore files noninteractively – Use this method when you already know the few file names to be restored.
Restore a file system – Use this method when you get a new disk drive or as part of a recovery procedure.
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.