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Specifying a local tape device

You can use a local tape device to back up the data.


  1. To specify local tape devices for a backup, use the f option and provide one or more tape devices, separated by commas, as a parameter to the f option.

    Note: You cannot combine local and remote tape devices in a single command, and you can write to only one remote machine in a command.


The following command specifies to write one tape file with one device:

dump 0f rst0a /vol/vol0

The following list describes the elements of the command line:
Does a full backup.
Specifies that a tape device is supplied in the command line.
The tape device.
The dump path.