Restore Windows Backup Tape with Linux

alexciric used Ask the Experts™
Hello experts.
I have a lto2 backup tape that has data on it written by Backup Exec for Windows.
Now i only have access to this tape with linux. The Windows containing the backupsoftware is not longer available due to a hardware problem.
Is there a way to restore some of the data with linux?
Thanks a lot.
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I don't think the format will be useful under Linux. Why don't you just setup a temporary windows PC and install BE on it?
BE uses MTF (Microsoft Tape Format) which is not 'officially' supported within *nix.

However, I do believe there are some programs that will read MTF under Linux - for example,

I haven't tried either of these, so I can't vouch for them.


In the end i installed another machine with windows and get the data with the trial version of BackupExec. Thanks for your answers.

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