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determine what software was used to create some travan tape backups ...

I have about 20 8 GB ancient travan tapes that my boss needs me to look through for a file.  Trouble is, I don't know what backup software was used to create them.  Is there some kind of nifty utility out there that will tell me?

OS:
    Win 2k Pro
Tape Drive:
    OnStream DI-30

Thanx:)

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LimeSMJCommented:
Did you try reading them with Windows backup?
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madhtrrAuthor Commented:
So far I have tried ntbackup.exe, Ontream's backup software, and the latest version of Veritas BackupExec, to no avail :)
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LimeSMJCommented:
Hmm... the possibilities could be endless as you've already tried the obvious choices :)

Was the Win2K/OnStream system ever rebuilt or is that the original setup where the mystery backup software was just uninstalled?
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madhtrrAuthor Commented:
hehe, I just slapped the onstream drive into my workstation, the backups were made at least 3 years ago in an old office in another state ... pretty bad, eh?  :)
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LimeSMJCommented:
So much for poking around the directories/registry for possible backup software... :)

Did you try using an older version of Echo?  It seems that Echo v3.7 changed something that makes those backups unreadable by any older version... perhaps it's the same in reverse.
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madhtrrAuthor Commented:
good idea, I'll check older versions ...  I recently got some info indicating that they may have been done in arcserve :)
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