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RE: cygwin cpio with tape support?

Hi Igor,

dd appears to access the drive , but I get "dd: reading '/dev/st0':
cannot allocate memory"

I tried: dd -if=/dev/st0 of=test123.bin
And: dd -if=/dev/st0 | cpio -i

Thanks again,


-----Original Message-----
From: Igor Peshansky [] 
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 9:34 AM
To: Beauchamp, Warren J (GE Comm Fin)
Subject: Re: cygwin cpio with tape support?

On Fri, 7 Jul 2006, Beauchamp, Warren J wrote:

> Hi,
> I have poked around on the web trying to find this for a while and am 
> out of luck.
> I have a DAT drive on a Win2000 server, have installed the latest 
> build of cygwin(1.5.20), and am able to mount and access the DAT drive

> with mt and tar but not with cpio. There's a cpio archive on the tape 
> I need to read. I have seen references to cygwin builds of cpio that 
> contain tape support. Can you point me in the right direction for the 
> current binaries?

Can you access the drive with dd?  You should be able to use dd to write
the archive to stdout, and then pipe it to "cpio -i"...
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