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NAME

       read_tape - Reads volume dumps from a backup tape to a file

SYNOPSIS

       read_tape -tape <tape device>
          -restore <# of volumes to restore>
          -skip <# of volumes to skip>
          -file <filename> [-scan] [-noask] [-label]
          [-vheaders] [-verbose] [-help]

DESCRIPTION

       read_tape reads an OpenAFS backup tape and prompts for each dump file to save.  This
       command does not require any OpenAFS infrastructure.  This command does not need an
       OpenAFS client or server to be available, which is not the case with the backup(8)
       command.

       The dump files will be named for the Read/Write name of the volume restored.  After saving
       each dump file, vos restore or restorevol can be used to restore the volume into AFS and
       non-AFS space respectively.

       read_tape reads the tape while skipping the specified number of volumes.  After that, it
       restores the specified number of volumes.  read_tape doesn't rewind the tape so that it
       may be used multiple times in succession.

OPTIONS

       -tape <tape device>
           Specifies the tape device from which to restore.

       -restore <# of volumes to restore>
           Specifies the number of volumes to restore from tape.

       -skip <# of volumes to skip>
           Specifies the number of volumes to skip before starting the restore.

       -file <filename>
           Specifies an alternate name for the restored volume dump file rather than the default
           of the volume name.

       -scan
           Scans the tape.

       -noask
           Doesn't prompt for each volume.

       -label
           Displays the full dump label.

       -vheaders
           Displays the full volume headers.

       -verbose
           Produces on the standard output stream a detailed trace of the command's execution.
           If this argument is omitted, only warnings and error messages appear.

       -help
           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

EXAMPLES

       The following command will read the third through fifth volumes from the tape device
       /dev/tape without prompting:

          % read_tape -tape /dev/tape -skip 2 -restore 3 -noask

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must have access to read and write to the specified tape device.

SEE ALSO

       backup(8), restorevol(1), vos_restore(1)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com>

       This documentation is covered by the BSD License as written in the doc/LICENSE file. This
       man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.