Cpio Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers professional data repair for both physical and logical data loss issues on cpio tapes. Our experienced engineers, best-in-class recovery laboratories and advanced security procedures give you peace of mind, and we are always ready to help you restore damaged media after unexpected disasters.

Cpio Tape Data Recovery

The cpio utility Provides a simple way to create efficient, full backups on UNIX platforms.

A mainstay of UNIX data storage, cpio allows businesses to efficiently use data tapes to create archives. Many businesses and institutions with UNIX storage systems rely on cpio in some capacity. However, while the utility has some advanced functions that make it ideal for use with data tape cartridges, data loss is always possible.

Common causes of data loss on cpio tapes include:

  • Impact Damaged Media
  • Smoke, Fire and Water Damage
  • Data Corruption and EOF Marker Issues
  • Tape Damage Due to Failed Drive Mechanisms
  • Snapped, Folded, Torn or Broken Tape
  • Storage-Related Oxide Loss
  • Exposure to Sunlight or Harsh Conditions
  • Accidental Overwrites or Permanent Errors

Additionally, a cpio restore may leave out certain files or databases. The cpio utility does not have any built-in compression and will skip past damaged sections of tape instead of aborting an entire restore command. This is advantageous for businesses that need to recover from a data loss disaster, but the feature can result in missing files.

If you cannot access any data from a storage tape using cpio, contact Secure Data Recovery Services. Our tape specialists can perform a media analysis to give you a realistic turnaround time and price quote. We offer a guarantee with every cpio data recovery case, and our teams will work closely with your business to minimize your downtime.

A Leader in Cpio Tape Data Recovery

We specialize in UNIX data recovery and treat every cpio case with advanced tools. If cpio tapes have physical issues, data recovery engineers need to exercise care when performing repairs in order to prevent media contamination. DLT, LTO, DDS, DAT, AIT and many other tape formats are susceptible to damage when exposed to an uncontrolled environment, and to protect your media, our engineers work in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Clean room.

Reasons to use our cpio tape data recovery services:

  • A 96 Percent Success Rate for Data Tape Repair
  • Advanced Technology and Qualified UNIX Engineers
  • SSAE 18 Type II Security Certification
  • Online Case Tools and 24/7 Access to Customer Service
  • Flexible Turnaround Options Including 24/7/365 Emergency Services
  • Other Media Services Including RAID Repair and RAID Data Recovery for Limited Downtime

Secure Data Recovery Services' teams also have decades of combined experience with cpio. We have developed a number of proprietary tools for treating corruption, accidental overwrites and other logical issues on UNIX systems, and our team-driven approach gives every case the best possible chances of a full, successful recovery.

What to Do When a Cpio Tape Backup Fails

UNIX systems may report a number of errors when tape data is inaccessible. In some cases, the symptoms of data loss are obvious; for example, unusual tape drive noises or error messages referencing corruption may give a clear indication of the source of data loss. However, some tape issues are relatively difficult to diagnose, and until you can get professional help from a data recovery provider, you should not attempt to access files on a damaged tape for any reason.

Turn your tape drive off and eject your media. Store your tape at room temperature and do not attempt to read any other cartridges if your tape drive is malfunctioning. By turning your system off, you will preserve your media in its original condition and greatly improve your chances of a full recovery.

Secure Data Recovery Services provides the best option for cpio tape data recovery and media repair. We offer several priority options for tape repair including a 24/7/365 option designed for emergency situations. Our team can lead you through available options and help you find fast, secure data recovery services that work for your business. All of our services feature a no recovery, no charge guarantee and industry-leading success rates. Set up your case today for a free media analysis and price quote. Call our 24/7 toll-free line to get started or for more information.