Why keep the old machine for a case like this?
Only a few reasons that I would ignore.
- If they just really want to use the software to query the data and not
utilities then the software key may be tied to serial number and whatnot.
- If the backup media is a 120GB 1/4" cartridge you may play heck finding
a newer machine to load that up on and use it. I recently disposed of
some 1/2" reels