skip bad block in QIC-150 tar
derek at computinginnovations.com
Thu Nov 1 14:35:52 PDT 2007
At 02:10 PM 11/1/2007, freebsd at dreamchaser.org wrote:
>I'm trying to recover some files from a 5 yr old tar on a QIC-150 tape.
>Unfortunately, there's a bad block on the tape;
> tar barfs and quits when it gets to it:
>tar: Unrecognized archive format: Inappropriate file type or format
>I managed to get a complete directory listing using tar t on my first
>attempt, before the tape became unreadable; it had to work at it but
>apparently managed to eventually get the block read.
>I've cleaned the tape and retried multiple times, to no avail.
>I've tried omitting the directory containing the bad block,
>but that hasn't prevented it from terminating.
>Anyone know a way to get around this?
I would try the other tar's (bsdtar, pax, etc.) and see what happens . . .
Also check the man pages and see if there is a commandline option to
continue after error.
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