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How to use dd to read off tape in IRIX?

I have an old IRIX SGI server that has backups done on NetWorker.  I may not be able to recreate the volumes needed to restore with NetWorker (you have to restore back to the original location as best I can tell).  So, how would I go about using dd to read off the tape and stream the output to another location?  Is that even feasible?
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Does the tape hav hardisk images??
if yes, then
kingsman85Author Commented:
No, they're not images per se, but NetWorker backups of the file system.  I'm not even sure what format they'd be in.  Can dd essentially read in just about anything?
It can yes. But copying over something which are not images may mess up your hard disk.
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