Tape data recovery in Kenya

Tape data recovery in Kenya

Recovering data from tape can usually be done immediately, whether you have lost tape data due to software problems or backup failures, overwritten tape media, experienced a tape drive failure, or have physical tape damage.

As part of our standard service East African Data Handlers , provide a diagnostic report of the recoverable data, allowing you to make an informed decision before purchasing an actual recovery. Once the recovery is authorized, as a client you can verify your data after the recovery.

Tape Recovery Services

East African Data Handlers offers all legacy tape architectures and media formats:
LTO formats including LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5, LTO6
Super DLT, DLT8000, DLT7000, DLT II, DLT III, DLT IV, TK50/TK70
Sony® AIT, AIT2 and AIT3
Travan® Data Cartridge
1/2″ Open Reel and Cartridges such as 7-track,
9-track, 3480, 3490, 3570, 3590, 9840
DC2000 mini data cartridge
And many more….
Backup Software Recovery Services
We often recover data from enterprise data protection products designed for large-scale, high-technology environments.


ARCserv NetBackup
Backup Exec Microsoft Backup
Backup Express Retrospect
CommVault Tapeware
Cpio Tar
Data Protector Tivoli
Dump UltracBac

Causes of Tape Failure and Data Loss

Corruption: operational error, expired tapes, mishandling of the tape or accidental overwrites caused by inserting or partially formatting the wrong tape
Physical damage: broken tapes, dirty drives and damage caused by fire, flood or other natural disaster
Software upgrades: inability for data on tape to be read by new application or servers

Tape Recovery Process:

Data recovery for tape media is much more than simply replacing parts. At East African Data Handlers , has been building and improving upon cutting-edge tape recovery tools and data recovery processes.

Tape recoveries are performed in dust-free clean room environments
Tapes and tape drives are carefully dismounted, examined and processed
When there is physical media damage, proprietary tools can read around the damaged area to recover your tape data successfully
Tapes are imaged in order to quickly obtain a copy of the data from the failing tape, ensuring the most complete data recovery is possible and recovered data is transferred to the new system

What to Avoid:

Note: Attempting to recover tape data on your own, or through an inexperienced data recovery provider, may lead to further damage. Select a data recovery provider with the resources, expertise and experience you can trust.

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