Dump Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers professional data tape repair and recovery services for all formats associated with the Dump backup application. Our tape specialists have decades of combined experience with common UNIX/Linux file systems and tape drives such as DAT, DDS, LTO, D8, SDLT/DLT and QIC.

Dump Tape Data Recovery

Our engineers have a working knowledge of UNIX and can safely repair Dump tape backups in a matter of days.

Dump is a widely used UNIX and Linux utility, designed to allow for fast, simple backups with basic data verification. Businesses and institutions with relatively simple storage systems often prefer Dump to commercial backup programs for its speed, power, and ease of use, but the utility requires a thorough understanding of Unix commands and well-maintained media. While Dump is an effective tape backup tool, it cannot provide perfect protection against some of the most common causes of data loss when using tape media.

Some of the most common causes of data loss for Dump data archives include:

  • Oxide Loss and Plastic Component Decay
  • Exposure to Sunlight, Excessive Humidity or Heat
  • Fire, Smoke, Water and Contaminant Damage
  • Damage Caused by Failing Tape Drive Mechanisms
  • Age-Related Damages
  • Flipped, Torn, Stretched or Snapped Tape
  • Accidental Overwrites, Data Corruption and EOF Issues
  • Permanent Errors Residing Mid-File

At Secure Data Recovery Services, we specialize in Dump data recovery. We provide industry-leading recovery success rates for UNIX and Linux-based tape media, and our teams work closely with your business to deliver fast, reliable results. Call us today to start a case and schedule a no-risk media analysis at one of our locations.

State-of-the-Art Dump Tape Data Recovery Technology

Our teams have access to cutting-edge technology that allows for consistent case results. For example, most tape formats are susceptible to damage when treated in inappropriate environments, and we take care to avoid any type of contamination that could damage our clients' media.

Secure Data Recovery Services' tape specialists always perform physical repairs in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, a specialized environment that protects exposed tape. Our engineers can repair damaged components safely, restoring damaged cartridges to a working condition in a matter of hours.

Our teams also have access to specialized file utilities, designed to treat logical damage on UNIX and Linux storage systems. We also keep an inventory of functional tape drives, and our engineers undergo ongoing training to give each case the best possible treatment.

Secure Data Recovery Services is one of the only Dump backup recovery providers with multiple service options. Our standard service features a risk-free evaluation, and our 24/7/365 emergency service has an average turnaround of less than a day. All of our services feature excellent security and a no recovery, no charge guarantee.

What to Do When a Dump Data Tape Fails

The Dump utility supports a variety of tape drives, and while recovery procedures vary greatly from one tape format to the next, all supported tapes use sensitive media that can sustain damage when handled improperly. To reduce your risks of permanent media damage, you should turn your tape drive off as soon as you notice unusual symptoms. Never attempt to read tapes with a malfunctioning tape drive. Contact our team right away to discuss your options.

We offer free, no-risk media analysis through a network of offices across the United States. Our evaluation reports will provide a cost for your tape data recovery, a turnaround time and essential information about your tape failure. If you approve our quote, you can choose from several turnaround options including our 24/7/365 same-day emergency services.

Advantages of our Dump tape data recovery services:

  • No Recovery, No Charge Guarantee
  • SSAE 18 Type II Certification and Other Credentials
  • Specialized Utilities Designed for Dump Data Recovery
  • Online Case Monitoring Tools
  • Flexible Service Options and Affordable Rates
  • Risk-Free Diagnostics for All Dump Media

Secure Data Recovery Services provides the best option for Dump tape data recovery. Our Linux and UNIX teams can help you avoid downtime while maintaining excellent security, and whether you need information from a single tape or an entire media library, we give you the tools you need to restore your files safely and efficiently. To set up a free media evaluation for your Dump tape media, call Secure Data Recovery Services today and ask to speak with a tape expert.