05-31-2010 10:05 AM
I should put on tape a make_net_recovery as the server needs to be re-installed.
I am following all the steps described in the manual and I create the bootable tape putting the LIF file and then the "archive" created during the make_net_recovery.
The problem is that when I try to read the tape to make a check (that I always make with the make_tape_recovery), I receive the error "directory checksum error".
The commands I run to read the tape are the following:
mt -t /dev/rmt/0m rew
mt -t /dev/rmt/0mn fsf 1
tar tvf /dev/rmt/0mn
directory checksum error
This is the status:
Drive: HP C5683A
Format: DDS-3 format
Status:  EOF online compression immediate-report-mode
This is the tape drive (a DDS4 with a DDS3 tape):
tape 0 0/0/1/0.0.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP C5683A
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c0t0d0BEST /dev/rmt/c0t0d0BESTn /dev/rmt/c0t0d0DDS /dev/rmt/c0t0d0DDSn
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c0t0d0BESTb /dev/rmt/c0t0d0BESTnb /dev/rmt/c0t0d0DDSb /dev/rmt/c0t0d0DDSnb
This is how I created the tape:
I made two test one with the spec file c0t0d0DDSn:
dd if=/DEPOT/my_lif of=/dev/rmt/c0t0d0DDSn obs=2k
One with the spec file /dev/rmt/0mn:
dd if=/DEPOT/my_lif of=/dev/rmt/0mn obs=2k
The tape is good because I have copied a file using the simple tar, and I was able to read it. Has someone of you any suggestion?
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05-31-2010 12:38 PM
For integrity this skip value must be 22.
Have you tried tar directly on your archive:
06-01-2010 10:04 AM
So you skip value was correct.
Have you tried tar on 2009-12-15,11:06? This may be a gzip file so you'll have to gzcat then pipe it to dd(1).