[rescue] Dumping SunOS tapes

Richard ejb at trick-1.net
Fri Sep 8 08:09:01 CDT 2017

Yes more than 2. 6-8+ from memory...

dd is an option and yes /dev/nrst0 will get a workout. That would however
create a lot of files to reconstruct the tape from.

Have dug out "copytape" but am aware that is very specific.

Any other thoughts out there?

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> On 8 Sep 2017, at 22:44, Doug McIntyre <merlyn at geeks.org> wrote:
>> 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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