macintosh retrospect 2.0 backup
teoz at neo.rr.com
Fri Jan 19 19:17:36 CST 2007
I have a legit copy of Retrospect 2.1 on my shelf and plenty of Quadra 950's
as well but no 1/4" (QIC I would think) drives, just DDS 1,2,4 DAT Drives. I
can make a few disk images if you want the Retrospect program (should work
on 68K as well as PPC Mac). There is Retrospect sold for the PC as well that
should read the Mac versions tape, QIC drives are cheap and plentiful for
the PC. If you try to read them on a PC just make sure that the restore
drive does not use FAT for formatting since it will screw up the Mac data
fork making the files unusable (unless they were compressed with something
like Stuffit before they were backed up). NTFS will not harm old Mac files.
PS My copy of Retrospect could read files saved on the Apple Workgroup
Server 95 which was an Apple 950 plus a special PDS SCSI card that ran A/UX
3 which had a unix version of Retrospect built in (I have that as well).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Parker" <brad at heeltoe.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
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Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 7:18 PM
Subject: macintosh retrospect 2.0 backup
> Someone approached me about some "prior art" and I am now looking at
> some 1/4" carts marked "quadra 950 retrospect 2.0 mac os" I made in the
> early 1990's.
> If somehow I could find a working 1/4" drive (scsi) and got it connected
> to a macintosh,
> Is there any hope I could find a copy of retrospect 2.0?
> anyone else ever try this?
> it's probably hopeless, but it might be a fun ride. hard to say.
> good thing I saved that powerbook 145b :-)
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