Software have to find

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  1. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    The dat72 drive support list is as such, I have to try and hunt down these.

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    I am pretty sure they used arcserv
     
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    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    Most of the tapes are hp branded, so need to find hp data protector I am guessing.
     
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    You should be able to get a trail version of CommVault from http://www.commvault.co.uk/ they often allow free trials of their software so it should give you enough time to do some restores and CV supports almost every drive type and is a pretty easy to use system. In fact most backup solutions will have trial versions, their limitations are usually based around limiting the amount of client machines you can backup rather than how many restores you can run. There will also be a limit on days usage as well. If you get it and need help drop me a PM as I have several certifications in it. DR is my area of expertise, so if I can offer assistance I will.

    With regards to the tapes in general as long as they are not encrypted restores should be pretty painless using any backup system. If they are encrypted however and you do not have the passwords, you will never recover the data. Sometimes tapes can have a simple password protection on them (which is not the same as encrypted) which can be broken but the specialist tools required would mean getting a specialist firm to recover them and then it just comes down to cost.

    Tapes in general are very robust so they should be fine for many years, as long as they are stored in a cool dry area. If they are kept in very cold areas ensure they are given a good 24 hours to come to room temp as when cold they can show as being blank (weird but I speak from experience) The only other problem you may have is head alignment on certain drives which can make it look like the tape is blank when it's not, ideally you need to know which model drive wrote the data. So in these cases trying tapes in multiple drives (different manufacturers) is the best way to confirm the tapes health, IBM drives tend to be the most popular in use especially for LTO.

    Anyway hopefully some of this info is helpful, if you have any questions feel free to drop me a PM.
     
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