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    Can tar files be verified once backed up to LTO5

    I am trying to find a terminal command to verify tar LTO backup files. I am backing up large media files using Ubuntu and LTO5 drives. I would like to be able to verify "file sizes" or even "number of items" on the backed up tapes. I don't know if you can even do that. Just wondering because I am fearful of losing an media. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Re: Can tar files be verified once backed up to LTO5

    "tar tvf device_name" will list the files in tar archive without restoring them

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    Re: Can tar files be verified once backed up to LTO5

    Quote Originally Posted by cjhabs View Post
    "tar tvf device_name" will list the files in tar archive without restoring them
    What i'm mainly looking for are the File Sizes or number of items in the Files

    Any cmd for that?

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    Re: Can tar files be verified once backed up to LTO5

    the tar command gives you the file size of every file.
    tar tvf tarfile | wc -l
    returns the total number of files in the archive

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