I have a DAT tape containing a tar file, appr 1 Gbyte in size.
Unfortunately, the same tape was overwritten with a smaller
tar file, containing only one empty file, right at the beginning
of the tape. How can I read past the end of this small file
and retrieve the data on the rest of the tape?
The tape was written with 512 byte records, 10240 byte
blocks, so the small file at the beginning occupies only
10240 bytes of the tape. Trying to read further just gives
parity error. I would probably need to use low-level DAT
drive commands to read further.
Any help appreciated. Please answer to
Per-Arne Lindqvist, KTH Stockholm