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Recover from DLT tape that was made using fbackup V10.2

 
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Recover from DLT tape that was made using fbackup V10.2

I need to recover data from a spanned backup on 2 DLT tapes made using fbackup V10.2

The server used is no longer operational

Can frecover V11.3 be used? Any other HP/other utility?

Thanks for your help!

M

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Re: Recover from DLT tape that was made using fbackup V10.2

> I need to recover data from a spanned backup on 2 DLT tapes made using
> fbackup V10.2

   I've never owned hardware old enough to run HP-UX 10.20, so I know
nothing, but...

> Can frecover V11.3 be used? Any other HP/other utility?

   I'd certainly run the experiment with a modern "frecover" before
looking for anything else.

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Re: Recover from DLT tape that was made using fbackup V10.2

Yes, the new version of frecover will read all previous fbackup tapes. However, the reverse is no longer true. The version contained in HP-UX 11.31 creates tapes that are incompatible with all previous versions of HP-UX. And due to a big oversight, no option exists for the new version to create backward compatible tapes.



Bill Hassell, sysadmin