Magtapes - 9 Track Available

From: Kevin Handy <>
Date: Tue Apr 29 14:08:01 2003

Jerome H. Fine wrote:

>Are you interested in magtape just for the media [has old National
>of Medicine stuff? (this would be at least another box)
>I have been advised that the above tapes are available, probably about
>at least a dozen tapes for either the contents or for scratch. The cost
>will be for shipping. They are in New York City, but may need to
>first be sent to Buffalo.
>If they are of interest, please advise and I will try and find out
>what arrangements can be made.
>I might also be looking to have 3 or 4 magtapes copied to a TK50
>(or other suitable media) and might need some help in this regard.
>They have RT-11 file labels if that is helpful information, so probably
>RT-11 would be needed to make to copies. Eventually, I would like
>to copy the contents to a CD.

If you do an exact copy of the tapes, the directory format doesn't
matter during the transfer. The only thing you need to worry
about is that the destination device has enough space available for
the copy. I have copied many tapes for several OS's using just a
TSV05 and TK50 drive using RSTS/E. I used a program called
TAPCOP, where TCOPY is another name for it. There are several
other copy programs (some using the same name). This is a Basic+
program that copies the tape to the disk, then copies to the other
tape (which is actually much faster than trying to go tape-to-tape
due to many reasons). I can send you a copy if you want it, but
it originally came from a Decus tape.

The directory structure only becomes important when you want
to access the data. If you wanted to see individual files, than it
would become important.
Received on Tue Apr 29 2003 - 14:08:01 BST

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