• Subject: RE: Restoring from Tape
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 17:35:19 -0700

Something like:
But it may be limited to old 1/2" tape reels.
I think your options are about up - although if it's a dire emergency
for you to get the data back I'm sure someone in Rochester can do it on
a billable basis.  Maybe try contacting your local IBM office first
saying you need billable assistance from Rochester in recovering data
from a backup tape.

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        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Gary Feinstein [SMTP:gfeinste@planethollywood.com]
        Sent:   Tuesday, January 13, 1998 9:47 AM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        Re: Restoring from Tape

        Neil Palmer wrote:
        > Gary,
        > 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
        > tape.
        > You could also try one of those disaster recovery outfits who
may be
        > able to help.
        > ... Neil Palmer
                I am using 3590 Tapes.  I understand the concept behind
reading past
        the end of file marker on the tape however I have never heard of
        have searched for info on this but cannot find any more
information in
        either the tape subsystem manual nor the AS/400.  Have I
        something?  BTW, I cannot read past the file with either the
        DSPTAP commands.  I think I may have exhausted my options.

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