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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 in older versions of Platform.  V5.6 and newer will have this option always available.

2. Start the task to recover the data.

Recovery tasks will dump tape data into a _PX folder on the StorageGroup.  It would not default as a Platform Space in the UI however if you are logged into the server itself, you may find that folder via File Explorer.