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Data transferability between Win2K and UNIX using tape

kenny chia
Regular Advisor

Data transferability between Win2K and UNIX using tape

Hi
I intend to purchase a DAT40 tape drive for my Win2K server. I choose DAT40 tape drive as it is compatible with my DDS2 drives in my HP9000 servers.

But in the first place, can I transfer data between Windows and UNIX using tape?? If it is not possible, I will go ahead with DAT72 drive instead.

Note that I have no experience in Windows backup technologies

Thank you for any feedback
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2 REPLIES
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Data transferability between Win2K and UNIX using tape

For what I remember, this is highly dependent of the application you used to backup data, some application could read also Tar or dump backup.
I suggest you to check with the SW application support if they are able to read the format you have on your tape.
Scott McIntosh_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Data transferability between Win2K and UNIX using tape

Works fine with Data Protector. Guess it'll depend on what you are going to try and use to read/write the data on disk and on tape. Obviously, system specific ACLs will be lost, but the data itself should be fine.

Thanks,
Scott