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Re: TAR and Linux info

From: Tim Gorman <Tim_at_SageLogix.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 08:04:24 -0800
Message-ID: <F001.005679B9.20030312080424@fatcity.com>


Silly me! Of course "mt" would be available somewhere. Just because I don't have it at the moment doesn't mean it isn't available! Thanks Christolph!

Hallelujah open source!

> 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...
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > To: "Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L" <ORACLE-L_at_fatcity.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 5:48 AM
> >
> >
> > > 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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>

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