Backup with Pax command. How to verify tape?

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Old 08-07-2009
Backup with Pax command. How to verify tape?

Dear all experts online,
In my environment of AIX 5300-07, I am currently using "pax" command to backup all filesystems that I need to backup and it will take me around 4 hours time with LTO3 tape drive.
When I need to verify the tape after backup, I am using "pax" command to list all files in the tape and it also cost me 4 hours time as well.
Is there any other way to verify the tape with a shorter time taken?

The using of "pax" command is due to there are a lot of single files are exceeded 10GB file size and I can't use "tar" for this kind of files.

Backup :
pax -wvf /dev/rmt0 './data01' './data02' './data03'

Verifying Tape :
pax -vf /dev/rmt0

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Old 08-07-2009
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For the pax thing, I guess there is no faster way since it will check all the contents of the tape and so with has to read it. But maybe someone else knows better, sorry.
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Old 08-11-2009
I don't see how you can avoid rereading the entire tape if you want to verify it. Only way to speed things up would be to compress the data (if you haven't already) so that there is less to read.
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