User Backup/Restore facility allows the saving of some Gnosis objects to a tape, as well as the rebuilding of them from the tape. The objects are either Record Collections {Named or Entry sequence without keys} or Fresh Segments. Record Collections with keys are backed up without the keys. It is assumed that User Backup/Restore facility will be expanded into automatic Backup facility for those users willing to compromise their data.

BACKUPF is a factory to produce BACKUP objects.

OBJ2TAPEF is a factory to produce OBJ2TAPE objects.

TAPE2OBJF is a factory to produce TAPE2OBJ objects.

RESTOREF is a factory to produce RESTORE objects.