All types of tape media and in any condition

Our team of industry experts can help you take control of your tape library. We use proprietary tools that allow us to read and recover from any tape type, no matter how they were originally backed up or if you no longer have the original infrastructure.

Even if your tapes are damaged, undetected by a drive or you have a bespoke or outdated backup system; we’ve got a dedicated R&D team on standby to build custom solutions for any situation.

Tape catalogue

What’s included?

All of our tape catalogue projects are tailored to your exact requirements, but a basic solution usually includes:

  • Detailed data integrity and inconsistency reports
  • Support for all tape and media formats
  • Media health and degradation check
  • A dedicated and experienced Project Manager to guide you through the process

The next steps in consolidation

Depending on your specific requests, we can respond to you individually with our services. Once the new tape catalog has been created, we can assist you with data management and the search for specific files.


Cataloging your archive data

Ontrack's services include indexing, searching, and cataloging data content on backup and archive tapes stored outside of your productive network. A time-consuming restoration of the tapes with the original backup software is not necessary. Every single file on every single tape is read out and cataloged, without having to back it up. You will receive precise lists of which data contents are on which tape.

Ontrack's indexing and cataloging services provide you with an efficient way to create a complete overview of your long-term archive, separate relevant from unnecessary data, and significantly improve the quality and cost structure of your data storage.

Content catalog and copy for audits

Download your catalog via a secure FTP server. So you have a copy ready in case of an audit or when data must be submitted to court. The catalog is a simple text file that you can easily keep

Ontrack's indexing and cataloging includes:

  • Creation of an electronic catalog of all stored data per volume
  • Search for specific data in files, emails or other databases
  • Full-text or meta-text indexing of unstructured data and e-mails (from Exchange, Lotus Notes or other platforms)
  • Support for all popular tape and media formats such as LTO or DLT as well as all tape libraries
  • Tape tape testing for age, expiration date and contamination Identification of inconsistencies


Find out if your data is physically accessible with the Ontrack tape audit service. We can also provide visibility on what has been stored past its retention period.

Tapes auditing


Get a comprehensive and accurate overview of your hard to access archive data. Ontrack offers indexing, cataloguing and categorisation of your storage media to ensure your legacy data stays organised and compliant.

Tapes cataloguing


Whether you are migrating from one IT service provider to another or found that your tape formats are no longer supported by your current hardware or software, Ontrack can help migrate your data to a new system or storage medium.

Tapes migration


Have you received an emergency legal or regulatory data restoration request? Ontrack can help you quickly retrieve granular information from your tape archives ensuring you are able to comply with legal and government requests.

Tapes restoration

Request a free consultation today

Contact our team of legacy data experts for a free assessment and find out how our tape auditing solutions can help you take back control of your archive data.

Call us +971 4 275 7433 Get a free quote