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I have a tar tape from an HP workstation (HPUX 9.01, I think) that I would like to be able to read on my HP Vectra running Windows NT 4.0.

Does anyone know a way to do this?
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You don't say if your Vectra has a tape drive.
This assumes that it does, and that it supports the same
type of compression that the the HP's drive does.
(There are several.  Sit down with both manuals.)



Within NT, copy the file from the tape to disk. Then run
tar95 on it.

Tar95 is available on the Simtel archives in their Win 95
collection.  Includes source, so you may be able to get it
to read your tape directly with a bit of hacking.

The tar program is in tar95-04.zip  I don't think it's clever enough to read tapes directly.

HPUX 9.x has various device names for the tape drive, depending
on what level of compression you want to run.  There is a driver
for running it without compression.  Use the lrom untility,
and read up on tape device numbering.  See all the man pages
for the mt command too.

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This answer looks good, but until I can find the recommended program (tar95-04.zip) I won't be able to tell how it really works. I looked in the suggested SimTel archive and could not find it.
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