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    Thumbs up Another new member

    Just another newbie sayin' howdee to y'all. I've known about this site way back in the late 90's when it wasn't still so legal and someone posting the letters the FBI said not to post. This site has been a great resource of information then and it looks like it still is. Kodus to that kid that started it all.

    I've obviously dropped off scope so I'm a newbie again and am looking forward to learning a few tricks here and there; hope you guys can help me.

    At the moment, I need help with trying to recover tapes without having to build a 12 year old Arcserve backup server. Does anybody have tools I might be able to use? TIA.
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    Hello
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    and welcome.....................c'mon man you really should know better, way too little information.

    Arcserve has been around like forever?

    1. What sort of tapes?
    2. Do you have a suitable tape drive...........if so what make and model?
    3. What operating system are we talking.
    4. Do you have any arcserv software?
    5. What release was the backup done under?
    6. Have you checked that the tapes are in a viable condition?.......................I once spent hours/days on a job like this only to find that the damn media had perished
    7. What kind of files are they, size, type, quantity?
    8. How many tapes/capacity?




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    Originally posted here by nihil
    Hello and welcome.....................c'mon man you really should know better, way too little information.

    Arcserve has been around like forever?

    1. What sort of tapes?
    2. Do you have a suitable tape drive...........if so what make and model?
    3. What operating system are we talking.
    4. Do you have any arcserv software?
    5. What release was the backup done under?
    6. Have you checked that the tapes are in a viable condition?.......................I once spent hours/days on a job like this only to find that the damn media had perished
    7. What kind of files are they, size, type, quantity?
    8. How many tapes/capacity?




    got 6.5 Arcserve, got single dlt or L40 by storagetek, tape is 5 years old, password protected(got password), nt o/s but have unix,linux boxes I can hook up to. ...I just need the utility to read it properly. general tape commands work but data is unreadable. I remember an old school util(from this site, I think)that read tapes regardless of format.
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    Hi,

    Try unstoppable copier here:

    http://www.roadkil.net/unstopcp.html

    I think that it works with CDs and tapes.

    You might then be able to get the Arcserv utility to open the data files. I guess that they are compressed and probably encrypted as well?


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    Originally posted here by nihil
    Hi,

    Try unstoppable copier here:

    http://www.roadkil.net/unstopcp.html

    I think that it works with CDs and tapes.

    You might then be able to get the Arcserv utility to open the data files. I guess that they are compressed and probably encrypted as well?

    Thanks nihil.
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    Welcome to AntiOnline! My advice: Read every FAQ and sticky on the website.. it'll help.
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