I have 2 OLD Windows 98 (not second edition) PCs that connect together via an old 3Com switch. PC # 1 holds data that both PC#1 and PC#2 need to access, hence the "mini" network.
I have been tasked to figure out a backup solution for the data on PC#1. The data must be taken out of the building each night. It's approx 25mb in size. I tried using a jump drive and an external USB drive. None of them were recognized by Win98. I searched for a driver for each, but found nothing for Win 98. Win 98 SE was as old as the drivers went. I then cracked the case and installed a second 10gb old hard drive I had, making sure the jumpers were set correctly (master/slave) and when I booted up, the 10gb drive was not even recognized. So, I pulled this old 10gb drive out and installed an old Iomega 100mb ZIP disk drive on the IDE bus, again setting the jumpers correctly. Same thing, booted up, device not recognized. I know both the HDD and thr ZIP drive work because they come right up on my XP machine.
Can anyone offer a solution to back this data up each night and allow me to take it off site?