Help extract files from tape

Help extract files from tape

Post by Mike Garv » Sun, 10 Jul 1994 13:58:23

I've inherited an 8 mm QIC format tape that was written using an Exabyte
8500 5GB drive and tar (v4.0).  I need to be able to extract files from
this tape and convert them to DOS and would like to know how I should
proceed.  Obtaining hardware (i.e. an Exabyte or other drive capable of
physically reading this tape) isn't a problem, I just to need to come up
with a plan of action.

Could this be done with Linux or any other Intel UNIX, provided I supply
the drive?  Any help at all would be appreciated.


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