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Recover Info From A Tape Backup - Don't Know What Software Created It - Need ASAP Please!

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I am trying to recover some information from a travan backup tape, but I don't know what software was used to create the backup in the first place.  I have used seagate direct access, Tape Ware, Backup Exec, and some other ones that I can't really think of... They will all allow me to create  a new backup, but not read the old backup that was on there originally...  Is there any way to get the files off of this tape?  Please let me know ASAP.  Thanks.

-Adam
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just a thought,

try putting the tape into a unix connected tape drive.  cd into a directory with enough space to hold the files, then type "tar -xvf /dev/rmt/device_name ."

see if this does anything, then ftp to windows? course im assuming you've got Unix o/s somewhere.
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The only problem is I only have windows boxes...
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Right now I have access to Win98 and XP OS's
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Tried NovaBack - When i try to restore, a window pops up and it starts reading the tape... after that the window just closes... no luck with that.
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Does it work with a blank tape?
What OS / APP made the tape?
The tape's density is supported on the drive (same drive that made the tape?)?
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Thanks for the help :)  It turned out the backup was created with 'MSBackup.exe' - which I found on my Win98 OS.  I just used that program, and it took everything off with no problem :)
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glad to help, and glad somebody backs up!
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