Tape Recovery

It is a common practice to back up systems to tape drives. They are fast, convenient and are high capacity. However, tapes can fail for the same reasons as other magnetic media. NetCom’s team has recovered tapes that were corrupted by various means, including:

  • Physical damage
  • Back up Failures
  • Water damaged tapes
  • Overwritten Tapes
  • Smoke or Chemical Damaged Tapes
  • Intentionally damaged tapes
  • Broken Tapes

NetCom’s Data Recovery team has developed its own proprietary software in its research and development lab to access more data off of tapes than ever before. Our in-house programmers are constantly upgrading and generating new recovery software to help better serve our clients. Our engineers are trained in recovery from many tape formats, including:

  • 4mm
  • DAT, DDS, DDS2, DDS3, DDS4
  • 8mm (including Exobyte), Super DLT and DLT tapes
  • Seagate AIT, OnStream, ADR
  • Travan tapes
  • QIC mini cartridge tapes
  • 9-track tape recovery and conversion
  • 1⁄4″ Cartridge
  • LTO1 and 2

NetCom’s team will thoroughly examine your tape for any kind of damage, whether it is physical or logical, before any attempt is made to recover the data. Our first concern is to secure a copy of your data to the fullest extent possible; this can be achieved by performing a low- level read of your tape. We will then work from a secure copy of your data to identify the format and determine what process will be used to complete the recovery.

After determining what steps will be necessary to complete your recovery, we will contact you for approval. No work will be done without your consent. As soon as you approve the quotation, our engineers will continue with the recovery process.