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.
Need to move your tape data to disk or another format of choice? We can migrate your data to any form of storage.
New backup system
If you are migrating to a new backup system we can assist in aligning all of your archive tape data so that it is compatible with your new infrastructure.
How it works
As part of a tape archive migration, 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
Find out more about our tape services in our information sheet .
Any tape format
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.
|Tape Drive||Tape Media||Tape Capacity|
|3500 MP series||5 - 700 GB|
AIT series | SAIT series
|8mm (AIT)||35 - 500 GB|
|Vendor: Oracle® (formerly StorageTek)|
9800 series | 10000 series
|9800 series | 10000 series||40 - 1,000 GB|
DLT series | SDLT series
|DLT series | SDLT series||80 - 800 GB|
|Vendor: Tandberg™ Data|
DAT series | LTO series | SLR series
|4mm, 8mm (MP) | Ultrium (Generation 1 - 6)|
SLR | VXA
|38 - 6,000 GB|
|Vendors: Quantum, HP, Sony|
DDS series | DAT series
|DDS 4mm||20 - 40 GB|
|Vendors: IBM, HP, Quantum, Sony |
|Ultrium (Generation 1 - 8)||200 - 30,000 GB|
Any backup system
Our expertise doesn’t end with tape; we also provide additional services to assist with the migration of backup systems:
|arcserv®||Veritas NetBackup™||Veritas Backup Exec™||Microsoft® Backup|
|Catalogic® DPX™||Retrospect®||CommVault®||HP Data Protector|
|IBM TSM®||TapeWare||UltraBac||DellEMC Networker/Legato®|
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
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