I have some archives that were created by a software called FastBack
Plus, originally from a company called Fifth Generation. FastBack was
later acquired by Symantec who subsequently abandoned it. To my
knowledge, this old software cannot be purchased anywhere.
Among my network of friends, I have been able to put my hands on 4
copies of FastBack Plus. Two are incompatible with the archives I
have. The other two (on 5 1/4 inch floppies) are unusable. The
floppies appear to have bad sectors.
I would be immensely grateful to anyone who could dust off his old
copy of FastBack and send me a copy, or anyone knowing where this
software could be downloaded.
Alternatively, that would be a real strech, if anyone knows the
compression algorithm used by FastBack, I could write an application
to uncompress the archives.
Alternatively (again), if anyone knows of a business that can recover
old archives, that would work too!