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restore not finding subsequent tracks on DAT?

  • Kyle Wilson
    Kyle Wilson


    I have a somewhat similar problem, but I'm not sure I understand your solution.  I have some data which was dumped onto tape using 3rd party backup software.  Fortunately, the dump seems to be standard.  However, the 3rd party software put a small posix tar header at the top of each tape.  I can manually move the tape past the tar header on the first tape using mt, but I need to do the same for each subsequent tape.  Since I am using interactive restore, how can I run the mt command to prepare the second tape before I tell my interactive restore session to continue?