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Re: Tape writing format?



You can use the tapes, the differences lie in the way the different OS's 
handle densities and start/stop points (at least on my Exabyte 8505)...

What kind of drive and media are you using?
I know the setting required for my Exabyte 8505DX on X86 Redhat, X86 Solaris, 
and Sparc Solaris.

Corey

> I always like to do relative tarballs rather than absolute.  
> 
> cd to dir to tar then issue 
>   tar -cvf mytarfile .
> 
> compress mytarfile
> ftp it to linux box
> 
> cd to dir where to untar then issue 
>   tar -xvf mytarfile .
> 
> HTH, 
> 
> Gene
> 
> >>> janyne_kizer ncsu edu 03/15/02 11:41AM >>>
> backup from sun:
> TAPEDRIVE=/dev/rmt/0
> WORKDIR=/export/home/SUNarchive
> tar -cvf $TAPEDRIVE $WORKDIR/passwd
> 
> restore to linux:
> TAPEDRIVE=/dev/rmt/1
> WORKDIR=/local/restore
> cd $WORKDIR
> tar -xvf $TAPEDRIVE
> 
> At this point we get a file not found error.  
> 
> Bill Crawford wrote:
> > 
> > On Fri, 15 Mar 2002, Janyne Kizer wrote:
> > 
> > > I have some Solaris servers we are migrationt to Red Hat Linux.  What I
> > > was hoping to do is write the data that we want to move from the Solaris
> > > box to the new server to tape, put the tape into the Linux box and
> > > restore the data.  There seems to be an incompatibility in the way the
> > > tapes are written by these to operating systems though.  When we put the
> > > tape into the drive on the Linux server, the tape is accessed and we get
> > > a "file not found" error.  Any pointers would be appreciated.
> > 
> >  Can you tell us what program you are using to create the tape, and a
> > little more detail about the error you are receiving when you try to
> > extract the data?
> > 
> >  Silly question: have you written somewhere after the beginning of the
> > tape and then rewound it so your Linux box is trying to read the start
> > of some data that has since been overwritten?
> > 
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