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AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, Volume 5

tcopy Command


Copies a magnetic tape.


tcopy Source [ Destination ]


The tcopy command copies magnetic tapes. Source and target file names are specified by the Source and Destination parameters. The tcopy command assumes that there are two tape marks at the end of the tape, and it ends when it finds the double file marks. With only a source tape specified, the tcopy command prints information about the size of records and tape files


To copy from one streaming tape to a 9-track tape, enter:

tcopy /dev/rmt0 /dev/rmt8


Contains the tcopy command.

Related Information

Backup Files and Storage Media Overview in AIX Version 4.3 System User's Guide: Operating System and Devices.

The rmt special file.

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