Archives are useless unless you can recover from them. dump's recovery utility, restore(8), can recover either complete filesystems or individual files. As with tar and dump, the
-f flag lets you choose the device or file you wish to restore from.
To list the contents of your dump, use restore's
restore -tDump date: Sat Apr 5 08:26:03 2008 Dumped from: the epoch Level 0 dump of /usr on test1.blackhelicopters.org:/dev/ad0s1f Label: none 2. 3 ./.snap 94208 ./bin 97995 ./bin/bc ... ...