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maaarcooose
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Fbackup.

Unread postby maaarcooose » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:38 am

I've been asked to restore some data from some old dat tapes and one of them appears to have been done with fbackup on an old setup of HP-UX.
I don't have any access to an HP-UX box now so does anyone have any recomendations on how I can restore these tapes on a Linux machine.

In the past I have managed to recover BRU archives by using dd to dump the entire tape to a file and then passing it through the trail version of bru.
Is there any similar way for fbackup?

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Re: Fbackup.

Unread postby jwp » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:10 am

This is the only thing I've been able to find is...

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/General/fbackup-restore-without-HP-UX-machine/td-p/4978234

It looks like the basic reply was, "No way to do it without HP-UX, because fbackup uses a proprietary format."
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Re: Fbackup.

Unread postby maaarcooose » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:31 am

Fair enough. I'd come to this conclusion.

Luckily for me, I managed to resurect a REALLY old HP-UK box and DDS1 drive that we had in our store room.
Not been switched on for about 5 years. Restored everything fine.

Nice machine and the old terminal gave me a healthy nostalgia boost.

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