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restoring BE from Novell to Win2k

By EPAIT ·
Hi,

I have a real problem. I used to run a Novell 5.0 network for a CPA firm. We upgraded to Win2k & Term server in Jan. A user needs info that did not get moved over since it was from a 98 application and I was directed not to move anything less than year 2000. I have a solution but 2 problems. The backup of my Novell server is on DDS3 tapes. I now have DDS4 tapes on my server. My old Novell file server had BE 8.5 with a DDS3 tape. This server is now my Exchange 2000 with BE 8.6 agent for Win2K installed. Can I restore the Novell data needed by the user on my Win 2k server using the Exchange server's tape drive? Otherwise my CPAS are out of luck and will have to recreate the tax info.

thanks,
Rob

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by BudTheGrey In reply to restoring BE from Novell ...

The DDS4 drive should read the DDS3 tapes just fine, unless there's some incompatibility in the hardware conpression algorithms between the two drives. I would expect that BE 8.6 would be able to read BE 8.5 format.

The only problem I would anticipate is if the files were on the NetWare server volume in compressed format, they may have been backed up to tape that way -- you have to explicitly set the option to expand files before putting them on tape. If that was set, the files will be readable. If not, they will be jibberish.

If you end up with jibberish, the solution is to set up a temporaty NetWare server, and restore the files to it through TSA (not a drive mapping).

HTH

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by EPAIT In reply to restoring BE from Novell ...

I was able to take my old GW 5.5 server and install BE 8.0 on it. But I still have a problem... The tape drive is a DDS2 so tape gets kicked out. Can I install a Netware agent from my Win 2k BE Exec 8.6 CD and then restore the data to my Win 2k server. I have the Novell server so I can see it on the network and log into it. The CPAS have been able to get the printed copy of the data but I want to restore all the dat off my last backup tape of Novell so I will have it for future emergencies....

thanks,
Rob

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