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Specifying a resume restore

If an entire tape file restore is stopped, you can resume the restore and avoid restoring again what has already been restored. However, there are some restrictions on this operation.

About this task

You must consider the following restrictions on resuming a restore:

  • You can resume only restores that you started with the r or R options.
  • You can resume a restore command only if the backup consists of multiple tape files.
  • You can resume a restore command only if the command is for a full restore.

    If the restore command is for extracting an individual file or subtree from a backup (that is, if you use the x option), or for a table-of-contents restore, you cannot resume the restore.

  • You can resume a restore only if you received a message similar to the following during the restore:
    RESTORE: Fri Aug 31 22:22:35 2001: Writing data to files.


  1. In the restore command line, use the R option first instead of the r option.

    It does not take a parameter.

  2. Enter the rest of the same restore command that was interrupted.

    However, include only the tape files that were not restored.

  3. Follow the prompts.


The following command resumes a restore:

restore Rf rst0a

The following list describes the elements of the command line:
Resumes a restore.
Specifies that a tape device is supplied in the command line.
The tape device.