Originally Posted by granth
Just curious, what's the output of "mt -f /dev/nst1 status"?
Try using dd to pull over the raw data. "dd if=/dev/nst1 ibs=32k of=~/image.dd".
Then analyze the data using normal methods. I'd use file, vi, testdisk, and photorec.
mt -f /dev/nst1 status gives me;
SCSI 2 Tape drive:
File number=0, block number=5, partition=0
Tape Block size 32000 bytes, Density code 0x25 (DDS-3).
Soft error count since last status=0
General status bits on (1010000):
I ran the dd command you provided and it seemed to copy the data (755 mb) in total, but where does it put that data? I thought it would put it into the directory I'm currently in, but it didn't appear there...
Also, (and I appreciate the help) do you have any advice on the tape where I can't figure out the block size?