Tape recovery in TAR format on a SUN system

I’ve a customer who sent me two ½” mag tapes, with data written in TAR format on a SUN system.  They wanted the data lifted off and put onto CD.

They have a Pertec I/F ½” drive, but this needed a SCSI drive.  The tapes were good (although written about 14 years ago) and they gave us a list of the files they needed.  The tapes had already been looked at with no success by a leading data recovery company!  Even so we have managed to restore everything!