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Access to a tape created under UNIX on a WIN XP PC

John Tollini
Occasional Visitor

Access to a tape created under UNIX on a WIN XP PC

I have a DDS-3 tape created on a UNIX server that I need to access from a WIN XP machine. It was created using the standard UNIX tape tools. I have a compatible drive on the PC, but I am having trouble locating application software that will recognize the format. Any ideas?
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Access to a tape created under UNIX on a WIN XP PC

Never tried but I saw that there is possible to use cygwin with tape devices.

The Unix tools for windows also have the tar, dd, command.

http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Access to a tape created under UNIX on a WIN XP PC

Which UNIX?

Which "standard UNIX tape tools"? GNU tar?
tar? dump? ufsdump? vfsdump? vxdump? ...
John Tollini
Occasional Visitor

Re: Access to a tape created under UNIX on a WIN XP PC

The tape is created by a script, but "tar tv" succesfully does the verify.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Access to a tape created under UNIX on a WIN XP PC

I'd guess that the script used some program
to make the tape. Possibly "tar". Of
course, some of us can't see that script.

So you apparently need a "tar" program for
Windows XP. You might get better advice on
that in a Windows forum.