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AIX Version 4.3 System User's Guide: Operating System and Devices

Checking the Integrity of a Tape (tapechk Command)

You can perform rudimentary consistency checking on an attached streaming tape device with the tapechk command. Some hardware malfunctions of a streaming tape drive can be detected by simply reading a tape. The tapechk command provides a way to perform tape reads at the file level.

For example, to check the first three files on a streaming tape device, enter:

tapechk 3

See the tapechk command in the AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference for the exact syntax.

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