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I have created a number of dump files using Linux dump(8), using the -A option to get a table of contents on disk (the backups are on tape). Now I'm trying to look into these archive files, using

 restore -i -A <archive>`

However, this insists on asking what tape to use, and complains if I say none. What am I doing incorrectly? I was hoping that I can use these archive index files without having to insert the tape to use.

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Apparently, the TOC files have been corrupted, and restore opens the tape when it gets to the end of this file.

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