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Old 08-12-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
mannyfresh
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tape drive assistance


i'm actually on a sco unix platform this time but i don't think its different.

my tape drive is /dev/rStp0

how can i access the tape drive to view the files on it


or if anyone knows how to do a selective recovery using backupEDGE 01.01.08

cause i only need to get a few files off of the backup


 
Old 08-12-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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There are many ways to access the tape... how are the files backed up? dump, tar, other?

We need to know that first.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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not sure. however backupedge defaults at. how can i find out
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:27 PM   #4
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If you are using a commercial program it would be best to use the same utilities to restore your files.

Something like (RecoverEDGE -- googled for it so I don't know).

ftp://ftp.microlite.com/media/curren..._Reference.pdf

That is the white paper for using it. Do you have this utility?
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:06 PM   #5
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is there no way to browse the contents of the tape without using backupedge.....i've been emailing their techsupport and they tell me what to do but there restore utility is stupid
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:21 PM   #6
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Without knowing how the data is stored on the tape... not really. It involves way more work than I think you really want to do. There are tools that can be used to browse the tape... and you can read all the whitepapers trying to discover how they store information. But you are recreating the wheel here with a low chance of success.
 
  


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