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Re: cygwin and tape backup
- From: Manny Kaiser <manny dot kaiser at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Hugh Sparks <hugh at csparks dot com>
- Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 21:08:59 +0300
- Subject: Re: cygwin and tape backup
- References: <email@example.com> <000d01c56d17$5a772400$ca3e9694@SPARKS9K> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: Manny Kaiser <manny dot kaiser at gmail dot com>
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On 6/9/05, Manny Kaiser <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a win2k client with a SCSI card connected to a Quantum l200 tape
> loader - dlt7000 tape drive with a 8 slot robot.
> I made a backup of data on a dlt7000 connected to a Unix machine with the
> tar command.
> I would like now to read this tape with the hardware mentioned above.
> I have read the html doc. below
> I attempted to do:
> mt -f /dev/st0 status
> and get the response resource busy.
> any suggestions?
> Manny Kaiser
> On 6/9/05, Hugh Sparks <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I came across your article on nfs and cygwin.
> > > Possibly you can help me out.
> > > I have connected a tape drive to a scsi card on my win2k box.
> > > I have a tape with tar files I created from a linux/unix backup.
> > I have no personal experience reading tapes with Cygwin (or
> > Windows for that matter.) I notice that folks who work with
> > tapes seem to experience constant and mysterious injustices.
> > (This has been true for at least 35 years.)
> > I know that once you get the data off the tap, there are lots of
> > tools in both Cygwin and native windows (FilZip for example)
> > that will deal with the tar archive.
> > Most Windows-based tools that work with tape do so with
> > proprietary formats that become a total loss when the company
> > that makes the backup device goes out of business. You are fortunate
> > that the tape was created with Linux. At least the data can be
> > decoded once you can read the drive.
> > I'd get on the web with Google and search using a set of keys such
> > as:
> > Cygwin SCSI tape
> > I did this for you and it appears that people do have success using
> > the Cygwin/Posix device drivers. Here is one reference I found in
> > about 4 seconds:
> > Let me know if you succeed. I might face the problem myself someday.
> > -Hugh Sparks, email@example.com
> Manny Kaiser
> Mobile: +972-(0)50-8221122
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