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Mac OS 9.1 tape backup

By gybass ·
My step daughter has a Mac with OS 9.1 on it and she comes to me to fix things on it for her. I know very little about Macs. She wants me to hook up a tape drive, which I have done already, so she can do backups. The system sees the tape drive but I don't know how to use it from there. Can anyone tell me how to do backups to this scsi tape drive (software needed, procedures, documentations, etc etc etc)? I have searched and searched the internet and have not been able to find much at all.
Thank you.

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by lyon_bleu In reply to Mac OS 9.1 tape backup

Retrospect 6.0 by Dantz is your best bet.

Many drives bundle an Express version of Retrospect, so check
also whether a CD-ROM didn't come with the package.



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by sgt_shultz In reply to Mac OS 9.1 tape backup

also, i believe, free from LaCie is 'SilverKeeper'...
did you look for backup Utility in Macintosh HD?
you'll need to burn a Mac compatible CD ('ISO') to install on your daughters Mac if you download the program to your PC.
you know what would be really easy if you could throw money at it is buy a Lacie d2 triple interface external harddrive. comes with silverkeeper. you could use it later on your pc.
you can hook it up to Mac in a new york minute and back up the entire hard drive, or just the data. on a daily schedule even. your pc could read it too almost for sure and you could use it to transfer programs back and forth pc to mac. about $1 a gigabyte...

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

if important stuff, burn a cd of it on your PC because external hard drive still pretty fragile for really valuable data....tape is 'robust' yes. maybe do both?

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