TAPE ERROR when extracting

Red hat Red hat enterprise edition optim...
January 26, 2010 at 23:01:38
Specs: LINUX
when i am trying to extract a file from tape to my Server, it is showing error:-
unexpected EOF
the command was
tar -xvf backup/Database/export
It was working fine 2 days back ...

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January 27, 2010 at 01:19:37
Any Reply will be Highly appreciated ...

Thank Q.

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January 27, 2010 at 13:35:12
Tapes go bad. Since you say it was working then we can assume that something has changed.

I guess it could be that the tape is good and the data is bad.

Take and clean the head as in tech manual. Install new tape and make a backup. Test the backup.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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January 27, 2010 at 20:56:41
Thanks Jefro,

Let me try with this..

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