We have some files on a tape that we need to restore. The data was backed up to a tape drive via a SCSI cable. When I try to restore the data a few times (very large files) the tape added the label 'bad media'. I then tried to re-catalog it and it went into retired media.
I need tha data from this tape and am pretty sure it not damaged as had been in a tape library, so no human contact. Can I get it out of the retired media state and restore the files?