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How can I read a tape ?

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ALPHA_10
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How can I read a tape ?


Hello All

One question, How can I read a Tape? in system Tru64

Thanks for you help ..
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Steven Schweda
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Re: How can I read a tape ?

Use a tape drive and some command?

How (and where) was the tape written?
("tar"? cpio? dd? dump? vdump? It
matters.)
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I read a tape ?

Hi,

As Steven says, it really depends on how the data was written to the tape...

Probably the most common backup utility is vdump. The companion command to read the data off the tape is vrestore.

# man vrestore

for more information...

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
ALPHA_10
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Re: How can I read a tape ?



This is a vdump ... only want know what file copy of system in the tape ....
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I read a tape ?

Well, as "man vdump" suggests, "vrestore" is
the usual way to read a "vdump" archive.
"man vrestore" explains its details.

This might do what you want:

vrestore -t -f