Looking to read past EOT on DDS/DLT/LTO

Mike Stein mhs.stein at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 19:35:52 CST 2017

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: Looking to read past EOT on DDS/DLT/LTO

> On 01/25/2017 04:06 PM, js at cimmeri.com wrote:
>> Would it be possible to just physically cut the 1kb + EOT portion of 
>> tape out, and then attempt to read from beginning?  I suppose this
>> would depend on how the backup data is formatted on the tape (using
>> some kind of container format with error checking, for instance).
> The original description was a bit vague, so I don't know exactly what
> kind of media or drive is being used.  Some DDS drives (e.g. HP 35470)
> support read-after-write if configured that way.
> --Chuck
I've got a few DDS-4 (also some other format) drives headed for the scrapper one of these days in case they're of interest to anyone; free for postage from Toronto.


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