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Reading data off a magtape?

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The Question is:

How do I read source files from a DAT Tape on the Alpha and ftp the same to a
 windows machine.

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Wizard has no idea -- the specific answer depends on
  the format of the data on the DAT tape.  This could be BACKUP, tar,
  COPY, or some other format.
  If you are not sure of the format, contact the organization that
  wrote the data to the tape.  If that is unavailable, try the
    $ BACKUP/LIST mmcu:/SAVE
  If that sequence works and shows you the contents of the first
  BACKUP saveset on the tape, you can use the following command:
    $ BACKUP/REWIND mmcu:/SAVE ddcu:[dir...]
  If the BACKUP/LIST fails, use the label that was displayed from
  the first MOUNT command and try the following:
    $ MOUNT/NOUNLOAD mmcu: label
    $ COPY mmcu:[*]*.* ddcu:[dir]
  For information on using the FTP client on OpenVMS, please see the
  COPY/FTP command or the FTP documentation for the particular IP
  package installed on your OpenVMS Wizard.  (This assumes that the
  target platform has an FTP server.  This is not always the case.)
  For information on any FTP server or FTP client on the Microsoft
  platform, please contact a Microsoft Windows Wizard.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-MAY-2000 )

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