There are many companies that offer Disaster Recovery Services. Most deal in very specific aspects of disasters such as hot sites, which provide systems to continue data center operations in the event of a major disaster. Others offer hard disk recovery for mainframes, servers and PC’s. Others specialize in the recovery of data from magnetic tapes. These tapes may contain data from the most recent processing period, or from ten years ago.
Recovering Data From Magnetic Tapes – As in all data recovery operations, recovering data is very specialized. There are primarily two recovery types – Physical and Logical.
Physical Data Recovery – is necessary when there is a physical problem with the media or plastics, which prevents the data from being read. This type of recovery may include deteriorating magnetic coatings, water soaked tapes, cracked or broken reels/cartidge shells, creased tape edges, twisted or folded tape, stretched or broken tape, etc. While these physical issues are often difficult to handle, we have a high recovery rate on projects of this type.