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Help with a Tape Drive

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November 30, 2009 1:32:20 PM

Hello,

I have a DDS-4 tape and I bought a drive for it off ebay. I'm not sure what software to use to get my friend's data restored from the tape. I have tried the built in windows backup program and it will see the directory structure, but when I restore the files all I get is a bunch of unrecognized files and no folders. Does anyone know a good piece of software that I could use to pull the data off the tape? Not sure if this helps, but the drive is a SCSI Seagate drive.

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a b G Storage
December 8, 2009 4:38:25 AM

You need to provide more details, specifically the extension of the back up files.
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a c 415 G Storage
December 8, 2009 9:04:42 PM

The first thing you need to do is to ask your friend what program he used to back the data up with. You'll need a copy of the same program in order to restore the data.
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