TAR CVF commands and LTO

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LTO
LTO tape library
RCVF
Tape Backups
Tape storage
Unix
Does anyone have anymore information regarding using TAR CVF commands to access LTO tapes regardless of what software was used to archive to those LTO tapes. Thanks Ken

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What do you mean by “TAR CVF”?

Is this just “tar” command with “cvf” switches (that’s all I have been able to google)?

If so, tar switch “c” stands for “create”, extraction is made by switch “x”… :

tar xf /dev/rt0 (or whatever the tape device is)

“v” stands for verbose and is most useful for cheking the files in archive ( tar tvf /dev/… – where “t” stands for “test”)

And finally, if the archive creator is not tar, all chances are you’ll be not able to read those archives.

Good luck,

Petko

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