[aklug] Forensics: looking for tape drive

Royce Williams royce at tycho.org
Wed Mar 22 06:40:52 AKDT 2017

The drive is probably something along these lines:


... and the drive specs seem to be specific about tape capacity, so we'd
need to find a reasonably good match to hedge our bets.

Modern NetBSD should probably have both hardware support:


... as well as software support, using something like one of these options
(or Linux methods possible as well):



On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 6:02 AM, Royce Williams <royce at tycho.org> wrote:

> To be more precise ... what is the data capacity of the tapes? :)
> Royce
> On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 5:57 AM, Royce Williams <royce at tycho.org> wrote:
>> I don't have the tape drive, but I can put out some feelers. What size
>> are the tapes?
>> Royce
>> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:33 AM, Greg Schmitz <greg at amipa.org> wrote:
>>> A local library made an inquiry yesterday about retrieving files from an
>>> 8mm backup tape recorded using Sun OS 4.1.3.  I'm assuming it was made
>>> using an Exabyte drive of one sort or another.  Does anybody have an old
>>> working drive or know of someone locally who might be able to retrieve the
>>> files?
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