Tape Services

Tape Archive Auditing

Damaged tape archives can prevent you from conducting restore requests and destroying end-of-life data correctly.

Prepare yourself for unexpected restore requests with a thorough tape audit. Manage your tape library for easy data access and identification when urgent restore requests arise.


Mitigate Risk

Poorly marked, mislabeled 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

What's the danger with unmarked backup tapes ?

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Accidental withdrawal or destruction, even though the media is still within the legal retention period.
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Time-consuming search for data on unlabeled tapes.
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Data required for submission to court proceedings are no longer available or can not be found.
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Unmarked bands increase the risk of potential data breaches.

Are you facing a large amount of archived legacy data and tape libraries and need a quick overview?

Ontrack helps you efficiently catalog 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
  • Understand the data you have for DSGVO compliance
  • Reduce the cost of storing older tape data

Tape Auditing Services

Tape audit process and consultation.

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

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Archive Review
We search for tapes that might be unsupported by your current IT infrastructure or that have been cataloged incorrectly.
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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.
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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.
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Media Evaluation
We can help you test the health of your tape archives to avoid discovering damaged media during a time-critical restoration request.

What’s included?

All of our tape catalog projects are tailored to your exact requirements, but a basic solution usually includes:


Detailed data integrity and inconsistency reports.


Support for all tape and media formats.


Media health and degradation check.


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

How it Works

Our tape services consist of four main steps that make managing your archive data a straightforward task.



KLDiscovery Ontrack, LLC, 9023 Columbine Road Eden Prairie, MN 55347, United States (see all locations)