[rescue] Redhat 6.2 dump/Redhat 8.0 restore

James james at jdfogg.com
Wed Jul 23 06:52:09 CDT 2003

> Now that the box has been wiped and rebuild with RedHat 8, the same dump
> tape fails on restore with a 'Tape read error on first record' error.

Smells like a horked tape. I can't tell you how many times I've been toasted
by tape. Not that it helps you now, but for a temporary backup of anything
critical I always send it to two different machine's fixed disks. I also
burn to optical too if possible. Paranoia has its place.

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