i am trying to recover data from a 10 year old failing server-turned-standalone workstation that uses SCSI.
I dont have adapters to convert it to usb or sata...or ide.
I have tried
installing another NIC and putting it on the network and pulling data using a crossover cable but couldnt get the other computer to ping. (i used static IP's).
I tried using a USB external (3 different ones, known good) but w2k doesnt like it. it makes the HDD make an atrocious noise then it doesnt recognize.
tried booting in safe mode w/o luck
no dvd burner/cd burners will work bxc there is no software. nor is there any software that i know of that supports w2k server sp4.
one of the cpus are failing and there is a constant alarm. i could care less about the alarm as all im trying to do is pull a 69mb file from it then scrap the computer.
the computer turns off at random intervals (i assume because it is so old and the cpu / hardware is at its end of life).
im unable to get it on one of our networks as of right now, but i was wondering if anyone had any other ideas for how to get this data off of the computer.
i am technically not allowed to put the computer on our network because of the security or lack thereof, so that is technically out of the question.
its a dell poweredge 1600.