I'm a sun/solaris admin just given one of those "are you kidding me"
projects. I've been handed a TK50 tape originally created on a micro
vax. It's some kind of archive created just in case (Yup case). I need
to retreive the info on this tape. I know zip about vax/vms, so I'm
perfect for the task. 8^) Anyhow, they actually archived the machine
along with the tape.
Given the above:
1) Should I actually try to fire that baby up considering the following.
They're telling me it's been in that ba*t unpowered and uncovered
for 3+ years. I know no passwords or commands. I have no idea how the
tape was created. The lan it once lived on went the way of the
dinasours, so configuration on my lan would also be a problem.
2) Can anyone direct me to a service that can read it for me? Southern
California would be a real pluss. The tape is suddenly precious and they
don't want it out of site.