problem accessing dds2 cartridge
i am brand new to linux so any help would be much appreciated.
i have been given a dds2 tape which apparently has a tar file on it
and been asked to extract the data. all my stuff is wintel based and
my backup software (backup exec) couldn't read the tape.
i figured that a linux based system might be able to do it and so have
set up a machine with RH8.0 and a Sony SDT9000 tape drive.
the drive seems to work okay as when i type
mt -f /dev/st0 status
it reports back that it is at block 0 etc.
it also retensions the tape, ejects etc and i created a tar file using
another tape and when i typed
tar tf /dev/st0
it returned test.tar which is what i expected.
when i issue that command with the tape i am interested in in the drive
i get an unrecoverable input/output error and can go no further.
i would be grateful for any ideas/suggestions.