How to read *.yqf files ?

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How to read *.yqf files ?

Postby Tbis1807 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:34 pm

Hi all,

i got a little trouble when i use the TapeRestoreUI.exe

the operation seems to ben done, it create a file *.yqf how can i read this file to extract files from it ?

thx
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Re: How to read *.yqf files ?

Postby Stuart » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:29 pm

Hi there,

It's Stuart here from the BackupAssist team, thanks for posting.

When a file is created in such a manner, it means that it's an incomplete zip file and the most likely cause is due to corruption.
Can you confirm that the backup you're attempting to restore from was from a successful backup (based on the backup report)?
If the backup has failed, then it can't be restored from.

Other ways that data can become corrupted on tapes
- is the storage conditions of the tape (environmental based)
- data within the zip file was corrupted on the source

It could also indicate an issue with the actual tape drive that's causing the issue. Have you tried multiple tapes and found the same thing occurs? If so, then I'd try another tape drive to see if this is still the case (it'll help isolate the issue further).
Stuart Edwards
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*Have you tried restoring from your backups lately?*
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