We backup two directories and a catalogue dbd on DLT tape. The first two are ufsdumps and the third a tar.

I want to be able to forward the tape to the tarred file and extract it. I'd appreciate the command required to do this.
Who is Participating?
tfewsterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
mt -f /dev/rmt/0n rewind
mt -f /dev/rmt/0n fsf 2  # "fast forward" over the first 2 EOF markers
tar -tvf /dev/rmt/0n   # Check it's the right tar archive befor extracting it with the "x" option
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.