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Recover from INITIALIZE tape command?

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The Question is:

i have formatet a tape with the command INITALIZE LABEL. Can i undo this, so i
 can read the save_set before i do the command.
Please help me!!

The Answer is :

  Assuming this is DDS or DLT media, the drive firmware will not permit
  OpenVMS to position past the tape marks created by INITIALIZE.  If you
  require recovery of data located past an end-of-file (EOF) mark, you
  will need to contact a data recovery service.
  Topics specific to unintential initialization or the overwriting of
  disk and tape media include (1286) and (6990).
  For errors resulting from file structure, directory structure, or
  file structure corruptions, please see topics such as (1213), (4088),
  (4571), (5071), (5553), (5719), (6021), (6234).
  If you want to overwrite the data on the media, related topics include
  (841), (3926), (4286), (4598), and (7320).

answer written or last revised on ( 24-NOV-2003 )

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