Any tape read errors encountered while reading the tape are flagged to the current session and an attempt is made to continue reading the tape. All file(s) which were not restored as a result of the tape read errors are logged to a tape error log file called `rdtape.log'.
In general, recovering unread file(s) may be difficult. If an error resulted in the loss of two or more consecutive files one can first attempt to restart the file extraction beginning with the second file in the `rdtape.log'. If this procedure is successful, it is most likely that the first file will be unreadable, however one should still attempt to re-read the file as the error may have been due to dust or other contaminates on the tape. If the error log contains several of these situations of two or more consecutive file losses repeat the above procedure for each case.