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Tom Goldberg
Re: Disaster Recovery: Importing Cache-A catalog into new LTO5 tape deck?
on Jul 4, 2018 at 3:20:32 pm

Kyle,

On Cache-A units, the catalog is not used when reading tapes, it is only there so humans can know what is on each tape. So importing your backup catalog wouldn't help (even if it were possible, which it no longer is).

Any reading of a tape uses the table of contents on that tape to access files. If the loaner Prime-Cache can't read it, either there is a problem with the unit or with the tape. Following are some things to try.

If the tapes are written with LTFS, you might want to try a more up-to-date LTFS system to recover them. If they are written as tar tapes, there is a procedure available to recover all files from any Cache-A tar tape - you can find that here:
http://www.tomgoldberg.net/Cache-A/CATechBrief-ReadCAtar.pdf
also a set of instructions for using terminal commands on a Cache-A is here:
http://www.tomgoldberg.net/Cache-A/CATechBrief-CommandLine.pdf
and if you did want a copy of the catalog, these instructions will work on your old Pro-Cache assuming it will boot:
http://www.tomgoldberg.net/Cache-A/CATechBrief-catalog-export.pdf

I hope this helps,
Tom

Tom Goldberg
TGCS
30201 Rainbow Hill Rd.
Evergreen, CO 80439
mailto:tomgoldberg@gmail.com
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