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What's the proper way to perform a restore of available data when one of the tapes is missing (damaged)?

PS. Using Bacula

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bextract is probably your best bet. It just dumps whatever files are on a tape into a directory of your choice.

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I would think about using the bscan program, which is normally used to recover a damaged database but can also be used to scan the tape for available files.

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