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Recovering Novell 6 Backup Files

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My client had a Novell 6.0 server that lost two drives. So it is pretty much dead. They are moving on, but we still need to restore their data that was backed up to tape from this server to an Arcserve for Windows 11.5 server.

We had some discussion about this in another post, but it was off topic. So I thought I would repost.

There are some options I have thought of so far...
1. We couldn't find the 6.0 software. We have 5.0 and also Novell lite (for windows?) 4.11. We tried installing the Novell 5.0 software on some newer hardware, but it won't recognize the drives. We can try could try and find some older hardware and see if we have any success.
2. I downloaded a trial of the new SUSE based Novell and have it installed, but I don't know if the Arcserve client will work with this.
3. Install the OS in a VM.
4. This seems like the best solution: An expert here has told me you can restore an arcserve Novell backup. However when I try to do a restore to a directory on the Arcserver server, nothing happens. It seems to skip over the files.
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