Restores files from a backup source.
restorevgfiles [ -b blocks ] [ -f device ] [ -a ] [ -s ] [ -d path ] [ -D ] [ file_list ]
The restorevgfiles command restores files from tape, file, CD-ROM, or their volume group backup source. The restorevgfiles command also works for multi-volume backups such as multiple CDs, DVDs, or tapes.
The restorevgfiles and listvgbackup -r commands perform identical operations and should be considered interchangeable. The restorevgfiles command automatically applies the -r flag. The -r flag, while redundant, is retained for compatibility purposes and will cause no unusual behavior if specified. For a complete description of the -r flag, see the listvgbackup command.
|-b blocks||Specifies the number of 512-byte blocks to read in a single input operation, as defined by the blocks parameter. If the blocks parameter is not specified, the number of blocks read will default to 100.|
|-f device||Specifies the type of device containing the backup (file, tape, CD-ROM, or other source) as defined by the device parameter. When -f is not specified, device will default to /dev/rmt0.|
|-a||Verifies the physical block size of the tape backup, as specified by the -b block flag. You may need to alter the block size if necessary to read the backup. The -a flag is valid only when a tape backup is used.|
|-s||Specifies that the backup source is a user volume group and not rootvg.|
|-d path||Specifies the directory path to which the files will be restored, as defined by the path parameter. If the -d parameter is not used, the current working directory is used. This can be a problem if the current working directory is root. We recommend writing to a temporary folder instead of to root.|
|-D||Produces debug output.|
|file_list||Identifies the list of files to be restored. The full path of the files relative to the current directory should be specified in the space-separated list. All files in the specified directory will be restored unless otherwise directed. If you are restoring all files in a directory, we recommend writing to a temporary folder instead of to root.|
restorevgfiles -f /dev/cd1 -s -d /data/myfiles
restorevgfiles -b 20 -s .myapp/app.h
restorevgfiles -f /dev/cd1 -s -d /data/testcode ./myapp/app.c
|/usr/bin/restorevgfiles||Contains the restorevgfiles command|
The listvgbackup command.