Prepare yourself for unexpected restore requests with a thorough tape audit.

Damaged tape archives can prevent you from conducting restore requests and destroying end of life data correctly. Manage your tape library for easy data access and identification when urgent restore requests arise.

Mitigate risk

Poorly marked, mislabelled or damaged tape archives can prevent you from conducting restore requests and destroying end of life data correctly.

At Ontrack, we can help you:

  • Prevent accidental destruction of archive data
  • Avoid compliance or litigation issues
  • Decrease the time taken to search and restore data
  • Reduce costs associated with retaining legacy tape data
Expert tape auditing services

The danger of unmarked backup tapes

Accidental removal or destruction, even though the media is still within the legal retention period

Searching for data can become time consuming and resource intensive

Data required for legal proceedings is difficult to find or no longer available

Unmarked tapes increase the risk of potential data breaches


Archive tape auditing services

Get a quick overview of your archived legacy data

Ontrack helps you efficiently catalogue your tape media:

  • Prevent the accidental destruction of archive data, especially if the media is still within the legal retention period
  • Avoid compliance or litigation issues
  • Reduce the time to find and recover data
  • Identify any media degradation issues
  • Understand the data you have for GDPR compliance
  • Reduce the cost of storing older tape data

Tape audit process and consultation

All tape audits can be tailored to your needs, but our basic process includes:

Archive review

We search for tapes that might be unsupported by your current IT infrastructure or that have been catalogued incorrectly.

Accessibility check

Understand what storage technology you have in house and verify that your team have the skills and time required to access legacy data.

Data retention analysis

We can identify any end of life data within your tape library and assist with destroying it effectively and in a timely manner.

Media evaluation

We can help you test the health of your tape archives to avoid discovering damaged media during a time critical restoration request.

Your tape audit will include:

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Detailed data integrity and inconsistency reports

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Support for all tape and media formats

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Media health and degradation check

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A dedicated and experienced Project Manager to guide you through the process

Trust the tape experts

Ontrack can help you with any tape project, no matter how complex.

  • World leading data management services and software since 1985
  • International coverage with 33 office locations for multi-site / jurisdiction cases
  • 24/7/365 availability
  • Over 30 years of technical experience and R&D capabilities to solve even the most challenging tape situations
  • Proprietary software tools that work independently of backup infrastructure/software
  • Strict security policies with chain of custody if required
  • Twice awarded by the US Department of Defence for outstanding security participation
Trust the tape media experts

Tape Auditing FAQs

Tape Auditing FAQs

I can't find the backup software and/or hardware to restore my tapes. What can I do?

My server recognises the tape drive but not the tape library. What can I do?

How do I find out which tape is storing a particular file?

How do I tell what content is stored on a tape?


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Get a free consultation

Find out how our tape solutions can help you take back control of your archive data.

Our team will contact you directly to discuss your requirements further.