obtar -Xreuse


Use obtar -Xreuse to reuse volumes. Reusing a volume is similar to unlabeling it, but obtar preserves the existing volume label.


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obtar -Xreuse [-f device ] [ -Xow ]


You can specify a number of options with obtar -Xreuse; this section describes those options that you are most likely to use. Refer to "obtar Options" to learn about additional obtar -Xreuse options.

-f device

Specifies the name of the device in which the volume is loaded. The device argument to -f is the name that you have assigned to a tape drive in an administrative domain.


Directs obtar to disregard any expiration date in the volume label. If you try to overwrite a volume that has not yet expired, then the operation fails unless you specify -Xow.


Reusing a Tape

Example 4-35 reuses the tape volume in tape0.

Example 4-35 Unlabeling a Tape

obtar -Xreuse -f tape0 -Xow