Data recovery from backup tapes is more than just physically recovering data from a tape. Tape recovery requires detailed knowledge of the backup format and the ability to extract files from the archive. Regardless of whether you have a Backup Exec or an ARCserve backup of a standalone Windows system, a Tivoli archive or a NetWorker archive with multiple platforms, we can restore your data using our specially developed procedures and tools.
LTO Ultrium (LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, LTO6, LTO7)
4mm DAT (DDS1 - DAT72)
3570, 3590, 3592
9840, 9940, T10000
9-Track 1/2" Open Reel
EMC Legato Networker
IBM Tivoli TSM
HP DATA Protector
Since tapes get highly stressed during the reading process, even the smallest defects can lead to data loss. Common errors:
The organization of the data is operated via backup applications (for example UNIX tar or under Windows BackupExec). Even if there is a logical problem or the tape has been incorrectly reinitialized and the EOD (End of Data) or EOM (End of Media) is right at the beginning, most of the data can be reconstructed and restored by our specialists. Tapes can also be formatted or erased.
In addition to logical and physical damage, there is another problem that is also often neglected: The timely availability and accessibility of data from the tape backups for internal use or examinations by government authorities. Attingo Datenrettung regularly receives inquiries from companies that are unable to access tapes that are actually functional. The most common reasons:
In these cases, we can simulate your prior environment to offer you as our customer the conversion of older generations of tapes to easier accessible media, either to newer generation of tapes or to hard drives.
The restoration was carried out as part of our business services - the successful processing and solution of the first test tape took place within four working days
We received the request to restore four DLTape IV data cartridges of an well-known company from the gaming industry. The tape drives contained, among other things, source codes of old game classics, which had been archived under Windows NT 4.0 with Backup Exec 8.0. 15 years later, due to read errors, the tapes could no longer be read out, making it impossible to access the databases. The tapes were first kept in a safe for about 8 years before spending the rest of the time in regular office boxes.
Apart from read errors, no further defects could be diagnosed in the course of our analysis
With the help of special hardware, our engineers, who specialize in tape data recovery, were able to restore the archived data and convert all the restored data from the four tapes to a NTFS file system on a hard disk ready for delivery.
We not only help you with immediate restoration, but also with advice for the future, so that your data remains secure. We can be reached by phone or email, in urgent cases even 24x7 around the clock. You can also fill out our contact form without obligation. We make sure that we contact you as soon as possible so that your data is quickly available again.