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Dump BKF files from LTO tape

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Hello all!

We have a number of LTO tapes that we need to dump the BKF files from.  We want to take the BKF file and dump the whole thing to a hard drive, like a backup of the BKF file.  Is there any way to do this?

Backup Exec will let us recover the files within the BKF file, but not the BKF itself.

Thank!
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If you examine the MTF specs:

   www.aldownloading.com/manual/mtf100b.doc

you'll see that there are some differences between .bkf files on disc and bkf files on tape.

We wrote software specifically to handle such conversions for in-house use, but I don't know if anyone else has released anything similar.
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This is what we were looking for:
Create a backup to file directory:  http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/266377.htm and then duplicate tapes to the directory:  http://www.backupexecfaq.com/articles/using/how-to-duplicate-a-backup-set.html
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