Question in occasion of SCSI devices (the tape store)
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Thu Jun 8 15:22:42 UTC 2006
> What is it you are actually trying to do? Read the tape? Write
>>something to it? Perform backups? Without that basic information it's
>>hard to actually help.
>I try to build reserve copy of information on it actually I want read
>and write information on it
And what format is this information in?
If it had been tar'ed to the tape you would say something like:
tar -tv -f /dev/sa0
to list the contents and
tar -xv -f /dev/sa0
But if it had been written with, say, dd then something like
dd if=/dev/sa0 of=/your/output/file
might do to read it, but you'd probably want to set a blocksize with
e.g. bs=32k or bs=64k but that depends on how the tape was written.
So how was the tape written?
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