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How do I recover a tape?

Recover – This option only appears of the tape status is marked as Suspect. A tape marked Suspect indicates there was an unrecoverable write error during a write operation. The Recover operation is a low level attempt to pull files from the tape and should be used only as a last resort to recovery data from a tape cartridge.

1. Right-click on the tape and select recover.  **This will only appear when in suspect status.

2. Select the platform space in which you will recover the data to.  If you do not have a Platform Space prepared, you will need to exit and create a new space to do so.

3. Start the task to recover the data.