Got a copy this morning in the POST, thanks HP. I knew that was the case, still it didn't stop me trying tar, cpio, restore, arcserve, backupexec and finally arkeia.
I have heard of some utility from veritas that allows you to mount a drive, but I stopped googling when the wife called me earlier on today with the good news.
Now all that I have to verify is the integrety of the tapes themselves. I don't think the drive was ever cleaned. Three years on, and only three tapes -> "Danger Will Robinson"
But they can't say they weren't warned
On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 08:58:06AM -0000, Wynne, Conor wrote:
> Still batteling with restoring that IDE 14GB drive :(
> Is is possible to mount a DAT as a drive under nix? Preferably linux
> otherwise I shall have to install something.
The short answer is no - a disk drive is a random access device, a tape
drive is NOT (although some tape formats use directories, you still cannot
get from A to D without passing B & C, even if it is at quite a speed.)
I've seen mention of software in the past that allowed pseudo random access
to a tape drive - the software would basically buffer what it read from the
drive so after using it for a while, you could access things fairly quickly
- at least, that was the theory.
Frankly, Conor, I think the only way you're going to read that tape is by
getting a copy of the original software from somewhere - google is your
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