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DLT Tape Recovery

The DLT (Digital Linear tape) magnetic tape storage media was originally developed by DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) who released the TK50 and TK70 tape, later purchased by Quantum in 1994. Since then the DLT and a high capacity version the SDLT (Super DLT) was introduced.

The DLT uses the serpentine recording format on its half-inch wide tape media in a single data cartridge. The introduction of the DLT4 tape capable of holding 40GB of uncompressed data very quickly became one of the most widely used tape media for backup data storage. The low cost and full support from various tape drive manufactures and tape backup software vendors made the DLT tape a popular backup media.

Whilst the tape was reliable there were a number of problems that meant a whole range of DLT tape recovery solutions were required. After many years of research and development we now have a suite of software and hardware tape recovery solutions to recover your DLT tape in the event of a problem or failure.

One of the most common sets of problems was failure of the tape drive or tape cartridge. Tapes became tangled in the tape drive, tape media or tape leader snapped and tapes developed media flaws. The mass use also brought in a range of accidental errors that required recovery from initialized and overwritten DLT tapes.

If you have a problem with your DLT media we can recover your DLT data.

Physical DLT Faults
DLT tape media failure
Snapped or creased media
Snapped Leader
Missing tape media.
Logical DLT Faults
Corrupt backup
Damaged catalogue
Restore failure
Initialized DLT tape
Overwritten backup
All DLT Tape Recovered
DLT Data Recovery

DLT Tape Recovery Help

Above are just some of the problems we regularly recover data from DLT tapes.

To speak to a tape recovery specialist and get your tape data recovered, contact us now we are available 24 hours.

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