This seems like the best place to post to, so here goes...
We were running a suse 7.3 linux server, kernel 2.4.17, apache,
postgresql and coldfusion. We were running backups to an ide tape
backup (Seagate), and able to backup and restore just fine. (we used
taper -T f, and backed up to /dev/tape.) On Sunday morning, we took
the server down to try an alternate config because of a performance
hit that we were taking. So we made a full backup using taper 6.9b
and even restored to the server to make sure it was a good backup.
Hardware problems caused the server to not complete post, and we had
to bring in the hardware guys to fix the prob. They put in a new
motherboard, but everything else was the same. (Did I mention that we
are using ide harddrives).
When we finally got the server back, we installed suse again, and
moved taper 6.9b to the machine... We kept receiving an error that
said "this is not a taper archive". According to
taper.e-survey.etc... This is a misconfiguration of the taper
What has changed...? When we brought the server again, we had moved
the tape drive to an ide controller on the motherboard, and the
machine now recognized the tape drive as /dev/ht0. I tried restoring
the backup from -T f, -T ide, and made symbolic links to /dev/tape,
and pointed the backup the /dev/ht0...
Is there any way that we can get the info off of this tape? I know it
was a good backup, so I just need to get the files off...