From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to All on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 21:35:00
Before I got this XP computer, the computer I used had DOS/Win3.1 on it
running on a 486 CPU.
I was using a SyQuest ez-135 External Removeable Disk Drive to make Backups that were Saved on several Cartridges.
The ez-135 was connected to the 486 with a Parallel Port cable.
The newer XP computer didn't have a Parallel Port so I kept the ez-135
on the 486 and I used it on the 486 Off and On to make Backup's of the
C:\ and D:\ HDD's.
One day I broke the Loading Door on the Drive.
I took it to a Shop but it couldn't be fixed.
I wasn't about to make a Backup using a bunch of 1.44MB Floppies so the
ez-135 became a BOAT ANCHOR sitting on top of the 486.
Some Years later, a Neighbor told me He saw a SCSI SyQuest ezflyer230mb
Drive listed on EBay and the Drive came with a SCSI Card I could put in the
I knew the ezflyer230 could Read/Write ez-135 Cartridges, but I did't have
a National Charge Card so I paid Him some cash to order that ezflyer230
Drive for me.
I have been thinking about Reading the latest BackUp I made on the 486, and Saving it on the XP box and then Burn the BackUp to a CD-R that I could put
in the 486's CD Drive if I needed to Restore the BackUp for it.
I have both "Innotek Virtualbox" and "DOSBOX" on My XP pc and I have thought for a long time to use one of those Programs to Read the latest Backup I
made on the 486 and place it on a CD-R Disk.
Does Anyone want to help me decide which Program would be the BEST to use. Thank You!
73 de Ed W9ODR . .
... For what I lack in my head I have to make up for with my feet.
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