On Thursday, 25 September 2003 at 20:44:48 -0700, Frank Jahnke wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-09-25 at 19:16, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Thursday, 25 September 2003 at 15:03:05 -0700, Frank Jahnke wrote:
>>> I have an old 9 track tape that, as luck would have it, contains a
>>> substantial amount of code that is now of interest to me.  Does anyone
>>> have a recommendation for someone who might either to transfer it to a
>>> CD, or to make it available by ftp?  The file contents are all in tar
>>> format, written from a Sun cluster under SunOS in the Sun 3 era
>>> (remember those days?)
>>
>> The biggest problem is to find a tape unit which can read the files.
>> Do you have one?  If so, what's it like?
>
> I don't have such a drive, and that's the issue (other than the age of
> the tape).  I have had one kind response from from a newsgroup member
> who has the hardware, and is willing to do the conversion.  I'll let you
> know how it turns out, if you like.

I suppose it could be interesting.  Note the footer of my message,
which you copied:

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>> Given the capacity of such tapes, your best bet is probably to read in
>> the entire tape to disk with dd, and then play around with it.  If
>> it's tar, you should be able to read it directly.
>>
> The tape is largely empty; I would guess that it has only about 5 MB of
> info on it.  It was my thought to do as you suggest, but I have not
> talked in detail with the offerer.  May I send your note along?

Sure, the message was public, and it'll be archived on the web.

Greg
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