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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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manav_mathurCommented:
Does the tape hav hardisk images??
if yes, then
http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/ddcommand.htm
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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?
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manav_mathurCommented:
It can yes. But copying over something which are not images may mess up your hard disk.
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