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Read/View Backup tape Informations

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Adam Strobel
Frequent Advisor

Read/View Backup tape Informations

Hi-
I need to read data on a backup tape. I tied using this command to mount the tape.
Yorktown:root # mount /dev/nrmt0h /mnt

but I get this message back
/dev/nrmt0h on /mnt: Block device required

Can anyone help with reading data on a backup tape?

thanks
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Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor
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Re: Read/View Backup tape Informations

Hi,

depending on the way the tape was created you can try
vrestore -tvf /dev/nrmt0h
tar tvf /dev/nrmt0h
but you can't mount a tape because it has no valid file system and there are no block devices for that tape.

greetings,

Michael
Adam Strobel
Frequent Advisor

Re: Read/View Backup tape Informations

thanks! Got it.

Adam
Adam Strobel
Frequent Advisor

Re: Read/View Backup tape Informations

VRESTORE works!
Aco Blazeski
Regular Advisor

Re: Read/View Backup tape Informations

When "WORKS!" you usually assign points to admin that spent some time helping you...

Regards
Adam Strobel
Frequent Advisor

Re: Read/View Backup tape Informations

Sorry I though I had submitted the point. thanks for letting me know.

Adam