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Re: tape listing

ajay wrote:
hi gurus

i try to list my tape hp 40gb (under compression)

[root tivimtech ajay]# tar vft /dev/st0
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers


it do not list anything and gives this error and comes out.
is there any way i can mount it, if yes what is mount type ?

i use this command to backup:
i am very sure it does backup as i checked date against backup.log
it changes everyday and shows latest date time as supposed.

# Daily Backup on the Dat
tar cvfz /dev/st0 /home /data /etc /var/spool/mail /var/www >/var/log/backup.log &

It is scheduled in cron.

here is some part of this log.....

UW PICO(tm) 4.2                    File: /var/log/backup.log

home/ home/niteen/ home/niteen/.bash_history home/niteen/.addressbook home/niteen/.addressbook.lu home/niteen/.bash_logout home/niteen/.bash_profile home/niteen/.bashrc home/niteen/.canna home/niteen/.emacs home/niteen/.esd_auth home/niteen/.fetchmailrc home/niteen/.fonts.cache-1 home/niteen/.gtkrc home/niteen/.gtkrc-1.2-gnome2 home/niteen/.ICEauthority home/niteen/.mailboxlist home/niteen/.pinerc home/niteen/.recently-used home/niteen/.rhn-applet.conf home/niteen/.viminfo


I am confussed why it says "This does not look like a tar archive" ??

help me from this dilemma !!!

Did you rewind the tape before trying to list its contents?

	# mt -f /dev/st0 rewind
	# tar tvf /dev/st0
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