I have an HP Colorado 5GB external tape drive to backup to my PC data. As the title says it backs up my data to HP C4429 Data Cartridges, which are little 3 5/8 by 2 7/8 tape cartridges.
I'm looking for someone who is familiar with this system, that can help me out. I had a major disk drive failure on the PC that I always backup, and the software that runs the backup system was on the PC that failed.
I have plenty of backup tapes filled with valuable data, for my business but I cannot retreive the data to put it out to another PC. The reason is, that while I have the original installation CD's, when I install the software on another PC, it can't read the Tapes to restore the data.
I first installed the software on a new disk drive, and tried to restore from the Tape Drive, it couldn't read the data. but when I wrote some data from the new disk drive onto the tape, the software could restore it. HELP!
I'm thinking that the software may have had some updates over the years, and the original CD's can't read the new tapes?