[rescue] Dumping SunOS tapes

Doug McIntyre merlyn at geeks.org
Fri Sep 8 07:44:04 CDT 2017

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 09:50:42PM +1000, Richard wrote:
> What format/tool do people suggest I use to image the tape such that
> others could use the images.

dd is fine, but with the old SunOS tapes, you have to know that there
are several tape files, and a single dd on the normal tape device
will only read the first tape file off the tape, and not get all of it.

You will have to dd in each tape file off the no-rewind device until you
get no more data.

I don't remember how many tape files a typical SunOS tape had. More than 2?

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