Michael Vilain wrote:
thanks very much..............I will have a look and see what I can do> In article <bddtdv$1eke$1news.comnet.co.nz>, "nm" <c_n_nzhotmail.com>
>>>> hi all. I want to read the contents of a scsi tape drive on a very only
>> machine to see whats on it.some one is looking for data from a backup a
>> long time ago and I am going to have to look at a bunch of different
>> tapes to find the data. I do not think it was tar ed. the drive is
>> /dev/rst0. I have been reading and trying to find this out but I found
>> out every thing but this info.
> read the man pages for file and dd. You can use it to dump the first
> file on the tape to disk, then use file on it to see if Solaris
> recognizes what type of format it is. If file knows and you have that
> on the system, terrific. Otherwise, you're probably SOL.