• Subject: hacking savrst tapes
  • From: Benjamin Budai <BENJI@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 19:05:27 +0100
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 19:05:26 +0100

Hi all,

I got a 8mm tape with a saved library on it. Unfortunately I have QIC 
drive on the AS/400 but I have a 8mm drive on a RS/6000. I "simply" want 
to duplicate the saved library to a QIC tape. (Of course I could ask for 
a SAVF, but that would be no challange :-))
Actually I have ripped the standard labels and the saved library to UNIX 
files. The file was written by OS/400 with *U record format, and variable 
block lengths - can I write variable length blocks (not records) via tape 
files? I FTPd the raw data from the RS/6000 to a PF on the AS/400, and 
copied to the QIC with CPYTOTAP. CPYTOTAP writes fixed length blocks - 
does it matter? RSTLIB recognized the hacked file as SAVRST data, but 
complained on damaged object and dumped :-( What would YOU try next?

Benji
 
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