Data recovery emergency on a downed server... Help please!!
waltdnes-SLHPyeZ9y/tg9hUCZPvPmw at public.gmane.org
Mon Dec 29 23:12:30 UTC 2003
On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 10:51:45AM -0500, Madison Kelly wrote
> PS - I got a dd of th last tape that ran (finally) and it is about 3.6GB
> (about right). I extracted it as a tar.gz (which should work) but it fails
> claiming to not be a gzip archive... Any ideas on that front by chance?
*MAKE A BACKUP COPY OF THE TAR.GZ FILE FIRST* !!!
Straight from the man page...
> tar -xvvzf foo.tar.gz
> extract gzipped foo.tar.gz
..did you remember the "z" parameter ?
I've had similar problems with tar.bz2 archives. I find that doing it
one step at a time works. Note, you will need a *LOT* more diskspace.
Step 1) zcat filename.tar.gz > filename.tar
The "zcat" executable is named "gzcat" in some versions. Use whichever
one works on your system.
Step 2) tar -xvf filename.tar
Walter Dnes <waltdnes-SLHPyeZ9y/tg9hUCZPvPmw at public.gmane.org>
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