SUMMARY: OSF - VDUMP data to Solaris 2.x

From: Martin Hofbauer Bacher Systems EDV (
Date: Thu Jan 25 1996 - 05:44:12 CST

Orginal Message:

We expect to get a DLT Tape, which we have to read on a Solaris 2.x System,
which was orginally written on an OSF V2.1 Operating System with VDUMP (?) .

Does anybody know how to do this ?. Is there a utility available
which can reads vdump format from OSF 2.1 DLT Tapes to solaris 2.x?
Commercial products are also welcome ?


I found following solution:

vdump is a BSD 4.3, 4.4 shell script ( I think csh), which collects data
from the filesystem at the inode level and write its to a tape.
Its also available on OSF.

Due to the fact, that this format is not very portable to other systems, it
was easy to convince our SW vendor to use "tar".


Martin Hofbauer
Sales Engineer, E-Mail:
Bacher Systems EDV GmbH, SUN Master Reseller A-1101 Vienna,Austria; Wienerbergstr. 11B
Tel: +43(1)60126-250, Fax: +43(1)60126-4 WWW:

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