How to read a damaged tape

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Apr 7 14:53:27 UTC 2006

Olivier Nicole <on at> writes:

> I have a SLR 100 tape drive (SCSI interface) and a tape cartridge with
> 4 files.
> The first file is damaged so I cannot mt fsf over that file to read
> the others.
> Is there a secret way to to advance the tape by a certain number of
> meters, or by a certain number of seconds or something. I know I would
> end up at a random position in the middle of a file, but at least I
> could fast forward over the damaged file.

dd would be the first thing I would try...

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