[CentOS] [HW/OT] Recommend vendor to recover data from LTO4 tapes

Eero Volotinen

eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Mon Jun 18 02:06:00 UTC 2012

2012/6/17 Arun Khan <knura9 at gmail.com>:
> Posting here in the hope that some one may have encountered problems
> with recovery from backups on LTO4 media and found a solution.
> Back ups on FujiFilm LTO4 media (800/1600).
> Archives created using tar -cf /dev/nst0.  The tapes were fine when
> the archives were created (tested by extracting random sample files
> from them) but something went wrong in storage (no physical damage).
> Now a few LTO4 tapes are giving I/O errors when I try to extract data
> from them.   Tried dd_rescue and that too fails giving  I/O errors.
> I am wondering if there are any service providers, to extract
> the data out of the magnetic tapes in a fashion similar to "dead" hard
> disks.   Please share info if you know of any such provider.

norman ibas? it's a bit expensive operation of course ..


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