Tape migration for any tape format

Moving or consolidating your magnetic tape data to a new storage system can be a stressful experience. With Ontrack’s tape migration service, we will assist you through the entire process to ensure you know what you need to migrate and what you can dispose of.

Types of migration

If you’re looking to migrate your archive data to another storage medium, we can assist with the following services:

Tape to tape

We can help you migrate from one tape generation to another or consolidate multiple types of tape into one common format.

Alternative storage

We can help migrate your tape data to disk or any other type of storage medium.

New backup system

If you are migrating to a new backup system we can assist in aligning all of your tape data so that it is compatible with your new infrastructure.

Ontrack tape migration services

How it works

As part of a tape migration project, we can convert and consolidate your archives onto one, unified platform of choice.

Each project is tailored to your needs, but here’s just some of the services we can provide:

  • Recovery of any inaccessible data
  • Replication and de-duplication
  • Catalogue and indexing report for future data mapping
  • Development of custom software and tools for the retrieval of archived data
  • Conversion of your legacy media in a secure, efficient and cost effective manner
  • Accurate bit for bit copy of the source data, supplied back to you in the required format

Any tape format

From reel-to-reel to the latest LTO tapes, we can cater for any type of magnetic storage, no matter how new or old the technology is.

Even if your media is damaged, our engineers can help using  proprietary tape recovery techniques. Here are just some of the tape formats we support, in any generation. Can’t see yours? Don’t worry, we can still help you.

Reader Tape Tape Capacity
3500 Series
3500 MP Series 5 to 700 GB
AIT Series | SAIT Series
8mm (AIT) 35 to 500 GB
Oracle (formerly StorageTek)
9800 Series | 10000 Series
9800 Series
10000 Series
40 to 1,000 GB
DLT Series | SDLT Series
DLT Series
SDLT Series
80 to 800 GB
Tandberg Data
DAT Series | LTO Series
SLR Series | VXA Series
4mm, 8mm (MP)
Ultrium (generation 1-5)
38 to 6000 GB
Quantum, HP, Sony
DDS Series | DAT Series
DDS 4 mm 20 to 40 GB
IBM, HP, Quantum, Sony
LTO Series
Ultrium (generation 1-6) 200 to 6000 GB

Any backup system.

Our expertise doesn’t end with tape; we also provide additional services to assist with the migration of backup systems:

ARCserve® Veritas NetBackup Veritas Backup Exec Microsoft® Backup
Catalogic® DPX Retrospect® CommVault® Data Protector
IBM® TapeWare UltraBac EMC®

We support any backup software, so if you don’t see yours here we can still assist you.

Total data security

We’re trusted by thousands of organisations every year with even the most sensitive data. We can provide you with:

  • Full chain of custody
  • Strict security protocols
  • Data returned on encrypted media
  • Secure courier service
  • Disposal of end of life media to government standards
Secure tape migration services

tape migration experts

Trust the tape migration experts

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

Here's just some of the reasons why companies all over the world choose Ontrack to migrate their tape data:

  • World leading data management services and software since 1985
  • International coverage with laboratories across the globe 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

Tape Migration FAQs

I need to migrate backup tapes. What are the considerations when doing this?

How do I carry out a backup software migration?

I want to change from NetWorker to another system. What should I do if problems occur?

How can I migrate my current TSM, NetBackup or NetWorker to CommVault without any issues?

How can I migrate my current NetBackup or NetWorker backups to TSM?

Tape migration experts

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