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Old 02-26-2006, 01:45 AM   #1
mzzt1
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linux-sgi backup


Dear all,

I have a data cartridge having data which was written on it using an sgi octane machine. There is a cartridge reader too (the dat drive having 68-pins which can be attached only to sgi machine now).

I want to extract the data from that tape drive attached to the sgi machine, on my linux machine running rh9.0. That means I want this transfer to occur over network as I have some space issues on the sgi machine. SGI and linux machines are connected via local network.

How do I do this? I have tried the following command fron linux machine:
histidine@histidine test]$ tar -xvf guest@172.28.124.5:/dev/rmt/tps1d7v
tar: guest@172.28.124.5\:/dev/rmt/tps1d7v: Cannot read: Cannot allocate memory
tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

172.28.124.5 is the sgi machine and my linux machine is histidine.

Please suggest me something as the data in the drive is really crucial for me! :-(

Regards,
MzZt.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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The easiest way would be to go out and buy a cheap scsi card and connect the
tape drive to the linux box. Something like an old Adaptec 2940UW can be had
for dirt cheap.

If buying a scsi card is not an option you should be able to pipe tar or cpio
over the netwerk using ssh or nc.
 
  


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