> On Apr 7, 2018, at 5:30 PM, Thomas plancon <tplan...@bkaarchs.com> wrote: > > Hi Dan, > > Thanks for your interest! > > So I let bscan run for almost 48 hours and then thought I should try and see > if any records were added to the database: nothing was added except a job > number and the volume name! I cancelled bscan and went into bconsole to > verify and yes, nothing except as mentioned above.
One thing to consider: automated pruning. I recall previous posts saying records would get added, but later get pruned because they are too old. > I tried bls, and that was actually pulling file names off of the tape and I > redirected it to a text file. From that info I ran bextract with the name of > a project retrieved with bls. Bextract successfully restored the project to a > local directory!!! > > So now I'm letting bls run on the tapes and collecting the list in text > files. Hoping I'll see the project I need to recover. Unfortunately, bls is > also a very slow process; 48 hours and still not through listing a LTO-2, 400 > Gb, tape; I've got 3 tapes to go through! I think that is because, like bscan, it reads the whole tape. > It is frustrating because I'm not even sure the needed project is even on > these tapes. The backup was full, so I'm just deducing, and hoping, (that > could be on a t-shirt: deducing and hoping), that it is there somewhere. > > I'll post again in a day or so with the status. Good. -- Dan Langille - BSDCan / PGCon d...@langille.org > > Tom Plancon > > > > On 4/7/2018 3:57 PM, Dan Langille wrote: >>> On Apr 3, 2018, at 11:56 AM, Tom Plancon <tplan...@bkaarchs.com> wrote: >>> >>> Hi folks, >>> >>> I'm running BSCAN to recover old data from LTO-2 tapes. The backup job >>> spanned 3 tapes/volumes. I ran the BSCAN command listing the volumes as >>> required with the first tape in the drive - this is NOT an autochanger. >>> BSCAN seemed to start OK, found the tape, dbase etc., and has been running >>> now for about 24hrs with the first tape still in the drive! >> bscan does take a very long time. I have no personal experience with it >> though. >> >>> So, my questions, will BSCAN ask for the next tape when the first is done? >>> Or, how will I know how to change it? Should it be taking this long for a >>> 400Gb tape? The tape drive moves for a few seconds, pauses a few seconds >>> and moves again, now for a full day! >>> >>> I'm trying to recover a specific project in this old data, there is >>> probably over 100 projects saved on these tapes. Is there a better way to >>> do this? >>> >>> Any help appreciated! Thanks much! >> It's been a few days. Any progress to report? >> >> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites, Slashdot.org! http://sdm.link/slashdot _______________________________________________ Bacula-users mailing list Baculafirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/bacula-users