Posted on 2005-04-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
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.
Question by:SyedHNaqvi
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    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

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