[rescue] Dumping SunOS tapes

Richard ejb at trick-1.net
Fri Sep 8 06:50:42 CDT 2017

Hi Folks

OK so the SS2 is installed 4.1.3_U1 (sans Presto Card) and the Archive
150 Tape drive is operational and confirmed not destroying tapes :-).

I have however checked a couple of tapes and the internal belts have
degraded/snapped on some (anyone know of a replacement belt?). Others
are good and I can recover data from tar/dump backups. I have a box of
about 50 tapes so I should be able to get data off of the original Sun
tape set, even if it is mix and match. I am however being pessimistic
and working on the understanding that I will get 1 go per tape with the
potential for tape breakage or other damage occurring. 

So here is the question. 

What format/tool do people suggest I use to image the tape such that
others could use the images.

thank in advance


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