ITEM: L1321L

How do I restore files from a SPO tape.

    RISC: 25T    AIX: 3.2.5   CDROM: InforExplorer DataBase.
    WINDOWS: X11 R5    TAPE: 8mm 2.3 gb

        The customer can't run infoexplorer, the file /usr/bin/info
        has been accidently deleted.  The customer does not
        have any system backups.  He has never made a mksysb or
        ever attempted to backup his /usr filesystem.
        All the customer has is a 3.2.5 SPO tape that was
        used to install the system.  Is there a way to restore
        the necessary files from the 3.2.5 SPO tape?

   Yes that will be possbile.
   A SPO tape is setup in this manner:

      1           bosboot 
      2           mkinsttape
      3           Table of Contents
      4           tar of bos.obj (Used when the system is initial 
      5-          LPPs and PTFs

  1.  Put the SPO tape in the drive
  2.  chdev -l rmt0 -a block_size=512
  3.  tctl -f /dev/rmt0.1 fsf 3
  4.  tar -xvf /dev/rmt0 ./usr/bin/info

Support Line: How do I restore files from a SPO tape. ITEM: L1321L
Dated: July 1994 Category: N/A
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