Reading old SCSI tapes

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Fri Mar 5 12:02:36 1999

> of course, this assumes that dd is sufficient to read the tape (as
> somebody pointed out),

If it's a variable record length tape, and you need to perserve that,
you can use my program "tapecopy" to either copy it to a more modern
tape media such as DDS 2 or Exabyte 8mm (just like tcopy), or to a
tape image file in John Wilson's format.

The source code for tapecopy is available at:

However, it is not in any way specific to DEC 36-bit computers.
Received on Fri Mar 05 1999 - 12:02:36 GMT

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