• Subject: RE: Restoring from Tape
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 18:13:58 -0700


If you were dealing with 1/2" reels (which I strongly doubt) you could
use a nice mainframe product called "ditto" to do manipulate the tape
and restore the data you want.
What media is your backup on ?  You may be able to play with BLP (bypass
label processing) to try to read further into the tape, but with some
devices (and I believe 1/4" & 8mm are included) the microcode for the
tape drive prevents you reading beyond the logical 'end of tape' marker.
Try a DMPTAP command to see if you can dump past the 1 file you saved to

You could also try one of those disaster recovery outfits who may be
able to help.

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        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Gary Feinstein [SMTP:gfeinste@planethollywood.com]
        Sent:   Monday, January 12, 1998 2:58 PM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        Restoring from Tape

        Problem:  A month ago I saved all my user Libraries to tape
during my
        regular save procedure using IBM BRMS.  The library I need to
        has since been deleted from the system.  A new separte object
was just
        saved onto the tape with SEQNBR 1.  It is a very small object
and could
        not have overwritten the library I wish to restore.  Now
logically, I
        would assume the original Lib is somewhere on the tape, however
I can't
        see it when I do a DSPTAP.  Is there any way I can retrieve that

        Gary Feinstein
        AS/400 System Administrator
        Planet Hollywood International Inc.
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