Tar Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services offers data tape repair for all tar media including LTO, DLT, SDLT, AIT and S-AIT, DAT, DDS, QIC and other common formats. We have experience with various Linux and UNIX distributions, and we perform all repairs in a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom to quickly restore access to your missing data.

Tar Tape Data Recovery

Our engineers regularly repair tapes written with the Tar utility and have developed specialized tools to treat Linux and UNIX data.

The tar utility is a mainstay for UNIX and Linux systems, usable for creating archives in a number of different data architectures. While several of the program's features are somewhat dated, tar is still a powerful and scalable option for tape backup.

As is the case with any backup system, tar tapes can fail without warning. Cartridges can sustain physical damage or logical damage at any time, and administrators rarely notice data loss until they need to restore a failed system.

Common causes of data loss include:

  • Header Damage
  • Age-Related Tape Decay and Oxide Loss
  • Damage from Water or Humidity
  • Tears, Breaks and Folds in Tape
  • Reel Damage
  • Permanent Errors Residing Mid-File
  • Data Corruption
  • Accidental Overwrites
  • Smoke and Fire Damage
  • Damage from Failing Tape Drive

When you need to restore damaged Tar tape cartridges, our teams deliver real results. Secure Data Recovery Services is one of the only providers capable of treating all media failure scenarios, and we offer completely risk-free standard diagnostics for Tar tape data recovery through more than 40 facilities across the United States. Contact us today to get started or for more information.

What to Do When You Cannot Access a Tar Tape Cartridge

If you cannot read a damaged tape, eject it from your system. Tape failures can occur for a number of reasons, and you may put your data at risk by attempting to read the cartridge. Store your media in a safe location and do not attempt to re-spool or repair damaged tape.

Our free evaluation reports give you a comprehensive overview of your recovery options. Each report includes a price quote, turnaround estimate and a brief analysis of the media failure. We offer several service levels for tar users, including a same-day 24/7/365 option, and all of our services include a no recovery, no charge guarantee.

Advantages of our Tar tape data recovery services:

  • Advanced Media Repairs in a Certified Class 10 Cleanroom
  • Numerous Compliance Certifications and Excellent Security
  • 24/7 Customer Support and More Than 40 Offices Across the Country
  • Proprietary Utilities for Fast Linux/UNIX Data Recovery
  • Flexible Service Options for Avoiding Unnecessary Downtime
  • Support for All Tape Formats

At Secure Data Recovery Services, we are committed to using the best available security technologies in our facilities. We were the Tar tape data recovery company to earn a SSAE 18 Type II Certification, and our additional compliance certifications give you peace of mind as your case progresses.

A Dedicated Resource for Tar Data Recovery

Data tape repair requires specialized tools and years of experience with Tar and other utilities. Our Linux experts have successfully treated hundreds of cases, and thanks to our outstanding 96 percent success rate, you always get reliable results regardless of your failure scenario or operating system.

Secure Data Recovery Service' provides an extensive set of services including data tape migration, media repair, RAID repair and RAID data recovery. With an excellent set of security credentials and a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, we give you effective ways to recover from any data loss disaster. Call our toll-free line today to get started.