troubleshooting Question

tar backup and restore from different LTO drive generations

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We have created a tape backup using the linux tar cvf command on to an LTO 1 tape using an LTO 2 drive. When trying to read the tape on an LTO 1 drive on a different server we are getting an error returned from the tar xvf command :

tar: /dev/st0 : Cannot read : Device or resource busy
tar: at beginning of tape, quitting now

Our question is can you read an LTO 1 tape on an LTO 1 drive that has been written to by an LTO 2 drive ?

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