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Restore all files, skip tape errors?

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Hi all,

 

Is there any way to tell Retrospect 4.3 or 5 under OS 9 to not stop on media errors?

 

I have numerous DDS3 tapes from 2002 and earlier that I would like to retrieve all the content from and move to different media. The restore works fine until I encounter a 206 media error, which halts the retrieval. I can restart the restore with an exception to omit the file it failed on, but with no idea how many 206 errors are hiding in these vintage tapes, I could need to add an unmanageable number of exceptions.

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A verify will probably report a 206 error at the same spot every time if the tape is bad, but it may not display the file name.

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So when verify hits a 206 error, does it continue, or is the verify operation ended?

 

(I'm testing it myself, but I have to get a few hours into the restore to find out)

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