[Veritas-bu] scanning a tape
If this is UNIX you can try using dd.
Mount the tape in the tape drive.
dd if=/dev/rmt/0 bs=1024 count=1 | strings
If there is an RVSN (recorded volume serial number) on the tape, this
will give show you the header information.
From: Bob Van Cleef [mailto:vancleef AT garg DOT com]
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 1:58 PM
To: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Subject: [Veritas-bu] scanning a tape
You guys were so quick the last time, I thought I would send another
question your way.
I have a bunch of cartridges without any type of lable on them and
I want to see if they are really blank. How, using xnb, can I get
it to scan the lables on these tapes. The robotic inventory update
simply assigned the next default set of labels to them, without
I am using xnb, simply because jnbSA is unbelievably slow.
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