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    Red Hat EOF error during restore

    Hi there.
    I am attempting a restore on Red Hat 8.0 using tar.
    The syntax of the restore command has not chaged for many months and has worked before.
    After a few hours of waiting for the tape to run through, I am presented with the error:
    tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    I have tried 2 different tapes on 2 different servers. I have even tried creating a list of files contained on the tape and received the same error (in this case the file was partially created and confirmed that the file I wish to restore is on the tape).
    Any help or ideas would be greatly apreciated.

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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    It seems to me that your tape (or at least the tar archive on it) is corrupt. Make sure you are using the proper options to tar, etc.
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