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BiggerJim
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emctar data structure - does anyone have the format specification?

I'm trying to reverse-engineer and recover some NDMP data that appears to be in emctar format. Instead of spending hours working out how it's all put together by trawling through hexdumps, does anyone have the specification document for this format?

TIA!

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: emctar data structure - does anyone have the format specification?

I dont think its published

you could install a simulator and try to restore that way

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BiggerJim
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Re: emctar data structure - does anyone have the format specification?

Thanks. I'm a bit new to this; what OS would I need to run to have access to the emctar utility?

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BiggerJim
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Re: emctar data structure - does anyone have the format specification?

OK, I've done a bit more research, I understand a bit more now. There appear to be 4 simulators

http://techhead.co/emc-storage-simulators-for-your-lab-free/

which one would you recommend?

Thanks!

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: emctar data structure - does anyone have the format specification?

BiggerJim wrote:

Thanks. I'm a bit new to this; what OS would I need to run to have access to the emctar utility?

to the best of my knowledge there is no standalone emctar utility - its a data format built into the OS

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: emctar data structure - does anyone have the format specification?

BiggerJim wrote:

OK, I've done a bit more research, I understand a bit more now. There appear to be 4 simulators

http://techhead.co/emc-storage-simulators-for-your-lab-free/

which one would you recommend?

Thanks!

the one that is closest to the system where you data was backup up

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