Command for positioning the read head on the tape.
Syntax: tape_pos_cmd = <cmd>
This parameter is used by BRRESTORE and by BRBACKUP/BRARCHIVE with option -w|-verify. For a file to be read from the volume, the tape must be fast-forwarded to the required position.
For example, you could make the following entry:
tape_pos_cmd = "mt -t $ fsf $"
Sample positioning commands:
HP-UX: "mt -t $ fsf $"
AIX: "tctl -f $ fsf $"
Tru64, Linux, Solaris, Windows: "mt -f $ fsf $"
Make sure that you do not forget the double quotes when you enter parameters composed of several values. The SAP tool replace the first $ character with the address of the device you use. The second $ character is replaced by the number of files that are to be skipped.