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Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015) by Darrell Ambro

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Solaris 9 Backup Up and Restore Capabilities

Solaris 9 provides utilities to back up and restore not only entire file systems but also directories and even selected files. A magnetic tape is typically used to back up data, but other media, such as hard disks, writable CDs, and even floppy diskettes, can be used.

A magnetic tape can contain more than one grouping of data, or data set. In some cases, a data set might be a single file. Usually, the data set is a collection of files written to a tape as a single unit. The data sets are separated by an End Of File (EOF) mark and are composed of any number of records or blocks. The size of the block is determined by the command used to store the data on the tape.

Logical Tape Device Names

Logical tape ...

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