Q: Is there a way to get a file with HSI or HTAR directly from tape?

A: With HSI, the ‘-S’ option on ‘get’, ‘hashcreate’ and ‘hashverify’ will read the file directly from tape if it is not already on disk cache.

With HTAR, the ‘-Hnostage’ option will disable staging of the archive file on the ‘x’ or ‘-X’ actions.  Note that this does not apply

to the index file, which normally stays on disk cache so that the contents of archive files can be listed without having to stage them.