Thanks so much for all of those who responed. Most individual suggested using
dd or a combination of dd and tar. I failed to include the fact I tried that
in my original message. The correct answer came from email@example.com
and firstname.lastname@example.org as well as from someone in my own orginization almost at
the same time.
The answer was that the orginator was using a higher density tape drive than I
was. I thought the originator knew that I could only read a low density tape
but ... Obviously a bad assumption on my part. We have since recreated the
tape on a 4mm dat drive (same rate) and surprise surprise no problems. I
should have rechecked with the originator to be sure we were using the same
Guess I will be buying a newer tape drive soon. Thanks again.
- Lynne :>
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I cannot read a tar tape that I have recieved from an IBM/AIX Unix workstation.
I have tried to extract the data using every combination of tar commands I can
think of. This is the second time I have recieved this tape. The first time
it was created with a blocking factor of 20. The second time it was created
with a blocking factor of 0.
Is there some trickey way to get Sun Solaris 2.4 or Sun OS 4.1.3 to recognize
this tar format? I appreciate any suggestions or hints. Thanks in advance.
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