Summary: How to read VMS Dump Tapes on a Sun 3/180??

From: Daniel_V._D'
Date: Tue Jul 18 1995 - 20:32:58 CDT

Original post:
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I have been asked to find a way to read in an archive of VMS tapes on a Sun
3/180 ( our only box with a nine track tape drive ) and pump the blob to a
Sparc20 Server. The VMS Dumps contain corporate archives and must be
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Reccomendations for tcopy came thick and heavy. Some votes for structures made
of DD came thru. What I was really looking for was the program named
vmsbackup. Some of you emailed the whole thing here, which was one great help
( no ftp or archie available from this desk ).

vmsbackup' by anonymous ftp from

>From DD set I have: dd if=/dev/rmt/0mbn of=/tmp/x ibs=8192 obs=8192

Now this solution may evolve into a SCSI tape drive for our SPARC 20. From
all your confidence in the product, it looks like vmsbackup will pull us thru.

Many thanks to those that answered:
From: (Perry Hutchison)
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From: (Edward R. Powell)
From: (John Louie)
From: (S. Cowles)
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From: (Eric Myers)
From: (Jerry Weber CIC-2)
From: (Michael Ringbauer)
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From: (Brett Newton-Palmer(Sun Admin))
From: (Stefan Rauthenberg)
From: (Mumford)
From: Mr T Crummey (DIJ) <>
From: Peg Heffron <>
"Sorry folks - humor and imagination as payback for a kind answer may not
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