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Tape-to-tape data copy?

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The Question is:

I ma trying to copy a backup tape to another tape.  But I keep getting an
 illegal record encountered.  How do I get around this?  I am using the copy

The Answer is :

  This transfer (replication) is not supported by OpenVMS BACKUP, and
  not particularly recommended via the COPY command or other means.
  Please contact the Compaq Customer Support Center.  Expect to be asked
  the specific COPY and MOUNT commands used, the specific error message(s),
  the tape device and the particular file(s), and other related details.
  Tools such as the Encompass (formerly known as DECUS) library TAPECOPY
  utility or the Compaq Saveset Manager package may be of interest here,
  as well.
  If you do choose to use COPY directly, you may/will need to specify
  the following qualifiers on the MOUNT command:
     $ MOUNT/FOREIGN/BLOCK=10240/RECORD=512 ddcu:
  The values for the block size and the record size will vary, and are
  based on the particular media involved.
  Related topics include topics (2099) and (4904).

answer written or last revised on ( 2-JAN-2002 )

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