Magnetic tape storage media, is one of the most commonly used storage mediums for efficient and reliable long term data storage and data management, with a single tape now capable of storing many terabytes of data.
As the quantity of data stored on single tape media increases to terabyte levels and the complexity of maintaining these backup tapes become lengthy, the risk of a disaster through tape data loss also rises.
Although tape media is very reliable and normally comes with guarantees, data loss can still happen, simply because of the failure of the tape drive, the backup software or even through user error.
Every backup system requires maintenance. Faults and irregularities can occur during a backup which may go unreported. This not only causes a failure of the backup process, but also puts your company data at risk in many ways.
When you are faced with a tape that contains live data or archive data, any loss of access to the tape can be very alarming and a difficult time for any company, especially if this is the only copy of that data.
When a tape develops errors or the backup software fails to restore the tape data, it is important not to interfere with the tape itself, as there is very little that can be done without a detailed understanding of how data is stored on tapes and how the backup software restores this data.
A professional tape recovery specialist will know exactly what the problem may be and how to recover your data without any data loss. Tape recovery is very complex and requires expertise along with be-spoke tape recovery software tools to successfully recover your data.