reading tapes in bad conditions

From: Enrico Badella <>
Date: Thu Dec 9 16:40:11 1999


This afternoon while reading some old tapes I discovered that they had been
damaged by the previous owner. In particular one, that could be mounted
without problems would just produce tons of errors. I decided to unrole
it carefully and discovered that just after the aluminum (?) mark it had been
probably crumbled up.

Anybody know some trick to bring back at least part of it? I tried skipping
blocks, records and files without success? I'm using VMS 7.2 and a Cipher SCSI



Enrico Badella email:
Soft*Star srl
InterNetworking Specialists tel: +39-011-746092
Via Camburzano 9 fax: +39-011-746487
10143 Torino, Italy

  Wanted, for hobbyist use, any type of PDP and microVAX hardware,software,
  manuals,schematics,etc. and DEC-10 docs or manuals
Received on Thu Dec 09 1999 - 16:40:11 GMT

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