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Re: [Help-tar] Extracting from tape problem.

From: Tony
Subject: Re: [Help-tar] Extracting from tape problem.
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 23:51:44 +0000


If using an IDE Colorado Tape on SuSE, you must run the device with 
SDB article:

Regards, Tony.

On Friday 29 August 2003 9:11 pm, Tony Hall wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having a problem extracting an archive from tape, I can backup to the
> same device ok, but when I attempt to restore the archive I get the
> following error:
> tar: /dev/ht0: Cannot read: Input/output error
> tar: At beginning of tape, quitting now
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> The commands I use are:
> Backup:  tar -cvf /dev/ht0 /home  ** Works OK.
> Restore:  tar -xvf /dev/ht0 /home
> Device is an Internal HP Colorado 5Gb EIDE tape.
> OS - Linux, k2.4.18
> tar Version - (GNU tar) 1.13.18
> thx, Tony.
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