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Old 09-26-2002
I have to thank all of you for your help and support! This was my first thread and I will be using this forum a lot more.

It turns out that we use Legato software, which changes everything 180 degrees around. I can start up <recover> and use that to browse through the backed up directories. ? gives all commands.

Again thanks for everything!
# 9  
Old 09-27-2002
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yeudba,

If you are using Legato I don' think you'll be able to read the tape directly!!

Look in the Networker_home/logs for whatz happeing during the backup!


To test the tape, load it in the jukebox and then start the nwrestore, that should pickup your tape and it's contents!

Another thing that you can do is to do a scan on the tape (scanner..... check legato's help!)....

Hope this helps!!

Smilie
 

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