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Unix commands

Brian Butler_3
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Unix commands

Is it possible to copy data on a tape from 1 dat drive to another dat drive in Unix? If so, do you know the commands?
What about copying from the dat tape across the network (access the dat drive from a remote machine)?
What about only using a single dat drive to copy off one tape and copy back to another?

The situation is we have backups on old dat tapes that needs to be moved to new dat tapes to maintain data integrity.

Occasional Advisor

Re: Unix commands

are you using HP-UX?

i'm pretty sure you can't copy from 1 tape to another, but if you have free disk space, then you can copy the tape's contents onto a hard drive, and then onto another tape.

use the dd command to do this.
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