A dump restore writes file system data from tape to disk using a predefined process.
The process in the following table shows how the dump restore works:
|1||Data ONTAP catalogs the files that need to be extracted from the tape.|
|2||Data ONTAP creates directories and empty files.|
|3||Data ONTAP reads a file from tape, writes it to disk, and sets the permissions (including ACLs) on it.|
|4||Data ONTAP repeats stages 2 and 3 until all the specified files are copied from the tape.|