Tape data recovery software?

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  1. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    Does anyone know about tape reading? Slow reading or data recovery?

    I'm sure there must be software out there.
     
  2. Tripredacus

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    I am not sure if there is any "one-size-fits-all" package, and I'd bet that it is going to be dependent on the drive manufacturers. I could be wrong about that. My experience with tape drives is only from Iomega.
     
  3. Syclopse

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    I usually do the following with tapes that need data taken off of them.
    Locate a tape drive that the tape uses, purchase a NOS tape/cartridge, do a backup of files, do a restore of files to confirm the tape drive works first.
    Then I ask what app/program was used to write to the tapes, then I'll build/use a temp box and install the backup software that was used at the time.
    Then try a simple restore/copy of the data.
    I do all this so I know if I run into an error on the last step, its the tapes and not the drive/software.
    What are the tapes you have and what software was used to write to them originally?
     
  4. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Site Supporter 2013

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    Seeing as these tapes have not been played in years (I'm assuming), and recorded before that, it may be a good idea to check the tapes for sticky-shed syndrome. I don't know if this applies to computer tapes, but it says "magnetic tape", so I'm assuming it does.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticky-shed_syndrome
     
  5. ASSEMbler

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    Noted and I will do research on each tape type.
     
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    I will check this our for you tomorrow at work.
     
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    I have been off work ill for a few days, will check on Monday. Sorry!
     
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