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Thread: Amrecover problem - tar: This does not look like a tar archive

  1. #1
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    Default Amrecover problem - tar: This does not look like a tar archive

    Hello colleagues,
    I'm using Amanda version 2.5.2p1 running on Linux Suse Enterprise 11.0. Recently, i cannot recover a file using amrecover command. I received an error message as below.

    Extracting files using tape drive /dev/nst0 on host xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
    Load tape Tuesday now
    Continue [?/Y/n/s/t]? y
    tar: This does not look like a tar archive
    tar: ./databases/xxxx.xls: Not found in archive
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
    Extractor child exited with status 2
    amrecover> exit


    I try to check my amidxtaped log found the error as below

    amidxtaped: restore read error: Input/output error
    amidxtaped: time 263.569: restore read error: Input/output error
    amidxtaped: time 263.569: pid 6042 finish time Wed Oct 20 13:15:05 2010


    Please assist me..

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    Can you use dd to see if you are able to read the tape?

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