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Where to enter the restore command

You can enter the restore command through a Remote Shell connection, such as RSH, or on the console.

Benefits of entering the restore command through a Remote Shell

Entering the restore command through a Remote Shell connection gives you the following benefits:

  • When the restore command is in progress, you can still use the console to manage the storage system.
  • You can start multiple restore commands through a Remote Shell connection if other tape drives are available.
  • It is less likely that someone will inadvertently terminate the restore command, especially if it is run in the background from a UNIX system.

    However, if you enter the restore command on the console, it could be terminated by pressing Ctrl-C on a host connected to the storage system using Telnet.

Benefit of entering the restore command on the console

The benefit of entering the restore command on the console is that you can read and respond to screen messages displayed by the command. For example, the command might prompt you for another tape to complete the recovery.