[rescue] OT: Looking for an old version of Veritas Backup Exec

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Wed Jan 26 09:03:22 CST 2011

On 01/26/11 09:31, Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> That's the problem. There are no files. I have the backup that's
> created by whatever horrid abomination of a backup program wrote it.
> It's a SINGLE file.  On a USB stick. I can copy it off, but I still
> can't parse it. It also appears to have some kind of internal
> compression (can't extract meaningful file names from it with the hex
> editor).
> Apparently, they used to back up to tape - until the tape drive
> broke. Then they somehow told the backup program to wite to USB flash
> drives. So, now there is this little box of flash drives, all UDF
> formatted, and all containing exactly one giant file, called

So they have a backup created by a custom hack of an unknown backup
program so old it originally wrote to quarter-inch cartridge tape, and
they can't tell you what the backup software was.

Honestly?  The short version?  They're screwed.

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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