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BACKUP, MOUNT, and Unknown Tape Label?

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The Question is:

I am trying to restore a backup from tape to disk but I am not sure of what the
 label name is. Is there a way I can see what the label is of the tape ?

The Answer is :

  The DCL command MOUNT/FOREIGN will mount the tape, regardless of the
  tape label -- BACKUP itself implicitly uses this mechanism, if you
  allow BACKUP to mount the tape.
  If you want to mount the tape directly as a native file system rather
  than as a foreign file system, use MOUNT/OVERRIDE=IDENTIFICATION.

answer written or last revised on ( 17-DEC-2003 )

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