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Old 11-08-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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Unhappy Unexpected EOF in archive


Use tar to backup to tape drive, which is set as /dev/st0.

Error message in file stated
tar: /dev/st0 wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes
Error is not recoverable: exiting now.

As I worried that this meant the headers had not been written to the tape, which means the backup would be useless attempted to restore one file to the root directory from the tape by tying:

tar xvf /dev/st0 "filename.ext"

Got message back after two hours of tape being scanned saying:

Unexpected EOF in archive
Error is not receoverable: exiting now

Can anyone please explain what this means and more importantly what I do about it?

Thank you
 
Old 11-09-2006, 05:11 AM   #2
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Use tar to backup to tape drive, which is set as /dev/st0.

Error message in file stated
tar: /dev/st0 wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes
Error is not recoverable: exiting now.
This was what you got when you tried to create the archive?
 
Old 11-09-2006, 05:37 AM   #3
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Unexpected EOF in archive

When we do a backup we output all information of that backup to a file.

tar -cvpf /dev/st0 --label="$(date +%b%d%y).tar" . >> $log

If there are any error messages these are output to a file called *.elog. When you cat the elog message for the last 3 backups this is the error message in those logs.
 
Old 11-09-2006, 05:55 AM   #4
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So this error message is from this log you made when you created the backup?
 
Old 11-09-2006, 06:06 AM   #5
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Unexpected EOF in archive

Yes this error message is from the log we made when we created the backup
 
Old 11-09-2006, 06:31 AM   #6
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What do you get if you do this?
Code:
tar tvf /dev/st0 "filename.ext"
 
  


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