Joined: 30 Aug 2007
Syncsort does have a utility to read Backup Express tapes directly (without a master server). This utility is known as bexrt (Backup Express Read Tape). You can either contact the company that supplied these tapes to you to get a copy of this utility or if you still need further assistance, please contact our support center at (201) 930-8280.
BEXRT <options> destination_disk destination_directory
The various options that can be specified are:
Displays syntax help information and exits
--blocksize <KBsize> Specifies the block size in KB used to process tape data blocks.
Default: 32. Minimum: 32. Maximum: 1024.
Sets debug level to <n>
--file <pathname> Specifies the full path name to the file to be used to write utility report messages.
Specifies the pattern to be used in selecting files to be restored.
--list Enables list mode processing. No files are restored
Restricts the utility to processing <blockcount> blocks in the current partition.
Default: 0 (All blocks are processed)
--partition <partitionnum> Specifies partition number at which to begin processing.
Default: 1. (0 => process all partitions on the tape starting at partition 1)
Specifies the record (block) number within the current partition at which to start processing.
Default: 0 (Start at first data block in the partition)
--scan Enables scan mode processing. No files are restored.
Specifies the name of the device file that is to be used to access the tape.
Default: tapefile. (eg. Unix: /dev/rmt/tps0d6v; NT: \\.\tape0)
--version Displays the program version number and exits.
For Netware, specifies the working directory tree root name. There must be a subdirectory named LOGS within this directory. Default: SYS:/