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Is there a terminal command to verify a tar backup on an LTO5 tape. Once I back up all my files I want to be able to view file size and or number of items to verify backup was complete. I do not know if it can be done. Any help would be appreciated.

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tar -tvf /path/to/tape should do the trick. If its a big archive, then pipe through more e.g. tar -tvf /path/to/tape | more

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