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RE: Reading a Solaris tape created by ufsdump

The only tape drive I have that's capable of reading this tape is an
internal drive on a W2K box with Cygwin loaded.

I tried doing a remote ufsrestore from a Solaris server but got:
blade-100: ufsrestore tf backup:/dev/st0
connect to address Connection refused

I probably need some Cygwin service to run to service the request, but which

-----Original Message-----
From: Elfyn McBratney []
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 6:32 PM
To: Meier, Daniel W.
Cc: ''
Subject: Re: Reading a Solaris tape created by ufsdump

On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Meier, Daniel W. wrote:

> Any hints on how to get the files off of a SDLT tape created by Solaris
> ufsdump?
> I can access the tape handily:
> $ mt -f /dev/st0 status 3
> tape capacity    : 34571200 KB          remaining        : 34571200 KB
> current block    :        0             write protected  :      yes
> datcompression   :      off
> min block size   :        4             max block size   : 16777212
> def block size   :     8192             cur block size   :        0
> Features:
> ---------
> [...]
> and I did the "mt -f /dev/st0 setblk 0"
> but what command do I use to pull the data onto disk?

I beleive this can be done with GNU tar (tar -xf /dev/st0?). Take a look at
main/info tar and `tar --help'. I might be wrong.


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