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|System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10|
If errors occur when a tape is being read, you can retension the tape, clean the tape drive, and then try again.
$ mt -f /dev/rmt/1 retension $
Note - Do not retension non-QIC tape drives.
To rewind a magnetic tape cartridge, use the mt command.
$ mt -f /dev/rmt/1 rewind $