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Re: TAR and Linux info

From: Schwerdtfeger, <schwerdtfeger_at_softconcept.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 07:34:16 -0800
Message-ID: <F001.0056789F.20030312073416@fatcity.com>


Am Mit, 2003-03-12 um 14.39 schrieb Tim Gorman:
> The "man" page for the Linux "tar" command mentions a "--ignore-failed-read"
> option. Is that what you're looking for? The "ftp" command isn't usually
> used with tape drives...
>
> Kind of upsetting that Linux doesn't seem to have the trusty old "mt"
> program, which allowed all kinds of magtape manipulation...
>
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>
> > List,
> >
> > OS RedHat 7.3
> > Oeacle 8.1.7 rel3
> > I have had a disk failure on my test box and a datafile needs to be
> > recovered from my tape backup. The tape contains 6 large datafiles and I
> > get errors after reading the first one.
> > Does anyone know the linux FTP option to --ignore-read-errors? The man
> > command does not list it. I feel that there might be a bad section of
> > tape and I would like to skip it until the next file header.
> > I am in the process of exporting the data by month from the production
> > server to reload into a recreated datafile if I can't get the tape to
> > work. I would prefer to use the tape restore because the data needed is
> > 3 GIG and will take a long time to exp/imp.
> > I guess this is what you get when you use scrounged equipment to make
> > a test box to improve your knowledge. It also tests your backup/restore
> > equipment.
> > Thanks,
> > Ron
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You DO have "mt - control magnetic tape drive operation", or mt-gnu which can be found in the CPIO package (at least for Debian).

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