Need to restore old DDS tapes - RSM says Unrecognized\4mm DDS
Posted on 2007-11-21
Hi one of my clients needs to restore data from old DDS3 tapes from 5 years ago. The server used to create the tapes has long been thrown out.
I have found the old "SONY SDT-9000 SCSI Sequential Device" tape drive and installed it on a XP Pro Box, using standard drivers in XP.
Each tape though shows as "Unrecognized\4mm DDS" in RSM
Im lost what to try next. My thoughts are either:
Im using the wrong tape drive drivers?
The origional backps were created with 3rd party software not Ntbackup and as a result RSM cant recognise them.
Any tips on how to read these old tapes appreciated.