Tape Restoration and Data Migration services to restore files and email from any type of tape and any backup format giving you access to your data when you need it.
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A failed RAID need not mean that your data is lost. Our RAID Data Recovery service will recover data from RAID arrays and NAS devices of all types, and with data from any operating system.
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LTO, DLT, AIT, 3590 and any other tape backup media type. BackupExec, ARCserve, NetBackup, TSM, Retrospect, SAVLIB and any other tape storage format. Tape read error, overwritten or re-initialised tape.
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Forensic processing from tape archives to gain access to vital information that has been backed up and is no longer available on the live system. Tape archives provide a sequence of valuable snapshots of data.
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Latest Blog Entries
Festive fun with LTO
6 Sep 2016 | 3:28 pm
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; Save for the IT manager at a German TV channel attempting to restore some footage from their PresStore backup archive in time for a New Year ’s Day TV Show… To this day we are not [...]
Tape Restoration Services
11 Nov 2015 | 4:47 pm
Attempting to process large numbers of tapes natively (i.e. using the the originating backup application and IT environment) can prove to be a daunting task when large volumes of data are needed quickly. Most infrastructures are designed around getting data written out to tapes, but only sometimes needing to restore. This is not an adverse [...]
11 Nov 2015 | 12:31 pm
Being a generally optimistic person and not believing in bad luck, not even if someone turns up with an OnStream cartridge, the prospect of 13 x LTO2 tapes containing ARCserve backups was not of particular concern. Then the additional information was provided, they had been to another company for restoration and there was a problem [...]
Mission creep with mail restoration
14 Oct 2015 | 12:37 pm
3,500 backup tapes containing Commvault Galaxy backups from which selected emails are required within 30 days might seem like a tall order, until the tapes arrive and turn out to be 1400 TSM backups on LTO2, 1200 Galaxy on LTO4, 900 NetBackup on LTO1 and LTO2, along with a selection of additional DATs and AIT [...]
NDMP Restoration – No filer required
12 Oct 2015 | 4:31 pm
The restoration of data that was backed up from NetApp and EMC appliances, when those appliances have been retired, has long been a source of angst for IT departments. Do you have to retain appliances in case data is needed? Do you just accept that data is lost or that legacy hardware will have to [...]
Comment on How do you restore Tivoli TSM data for forensic examination purposes by David Sandlin
2 Jul 2010 | 5:41 pm
Thanks for the article. This is a great reminder that we have to be ready for anything in the field of computer forensics. Data exists in a variety of formats, some obsolete and some new and ever-changing. The fact that it was a TSM archive and not just a backup probably added even more complexity to the recovery. TSM is not the only vendor who is making recovery from backup media more difficult. Every enterprise storage management system seems to have their own way of managing backups and archives. The situation becomes even more challenging with the implementation of compression and hierarchical management schemes to more efficiently utilize media. Backup media will continue to be a challenge and the computer forensic community needs to be ready to deal with it.
Comment on RAID5 backup, why bother? by BBG
25 Jun 2010 | 3:53 am
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Comment on Data migration and the curse of multiplexed NetBackup by Christopher Rydell
18 May 2010 | 10:42 pm
Interesting to say the least.
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16 Mar 2010 | 11:58 pm
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Comment on Data migration and the curse of multiplexed NetBackup by Steven
15 Mar 2010 | 9:42 am
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