Restoring Recovered UNIX Cpio Data


Your restored data is in a cpio file (or files) located in the root of the CD/DVD. The file extension is .cpo.

The CD/DVD-ROM device must be mounted to extract the cpio file from the CD/DVD. Device
mount commands can be found in the man pages by typing man mount.

Note: not all CD/DVD-ROM devices are mountable devices. You may have to copy the cpio
file from the CD/DVD to a local or network drive before you can extract the file(s).

To verify the data in the cpio file

Type: cpio -ivt -I /dev/cdrom device name/cpio file name

To extract the data from the cpio file

You must be in the directory where the data is to be copied to when executing the
extraction command.

Example: (to extract the recovered data to a subdirectory named RECOVERY.)

Go to the ./RECOVERY directory
Type: cpio -ivd -I /dev/cdrom device name/cpio file name

Note: Somtimes -I is replaced with > (AIX)

This extracts all files in the cpio file to the ./RECOVERY subdirectory. You can find further information in the UNIX man pages by typing man cpio.

Contact Information

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