DDS/DAT Tape Duplicator - TapeMaster
The reliable backup and restoration of corporate data is critical to the data management strategies of any business today. Information must be reliable, secure and available. Like an insurance policy, a sound backup and disaster recovery strategy protects against permanent data loss during events you hope will never occur.
Backing Up Your Backup
The need to have multiple backup copies of your data becomes increasingly important since research has shown that more than 80% of the businesses suffering from catastrophic data loss have gone out of business within 12 months. Experts in the data storage industry agree you should back up your data on a regular basis and keep at least one backup copy offsite at all times. To make future planning complete, backup practices should be extended to include the duplication of media and refreshing of media where shelf life is nearing expiration. Essentially meaning a backup of the backup. However, user demand for 24/7/365 uptime and system administrator demand for a 5-7 day work week means that backing up twice per night is impractical at best and in most cases, simply not possible. Finally, a better solution has arrived: the TapeMaster standalone data tape duplication device.
The Shortest, Most Reliable Path to Redundant Backups
The TapeMaster duplication system by StorageHeaven is designed to produce single or multiple copies of 4mm, 8mm, AIT, DLT, SDLT, LTO and other tape formats from a single master source tape. Each copy is an exact duplicate of the master tape. The standalone system provides "one button" intuitive menuing with an easy to read multi-line LCD control panel.
Plug and Play Operation
The TapeMaster rapidly and reliably duplicates tapes. As a "plug-n-play" solution, simply plug in and select "copy" from the built in LCD display. The TapeMaster copies tapes on a block-by-block basis, meaning it can duplicate any tape (i.e. PC, LINUX/UNIX™, Apple®, IBM® and Compaq/Digital® minis and mainframes, and more) with 100% accuracy every time. It doesn't matter what kind of data is on the original master, the duplicator's job is to make sure all the data is transferred accurately from the master to each duplicate copy.
Flexibility and Compatibility
This standalone manual or automated duplication system can make a single copy or many copies from a master or multiple masters simultaneously. The TapeMaster has features that make the duplication process simple and bullet-proof: the system verifies that each copy is really an exact duplicate of the original master. Multiple media and format types: the TapeMaster system handles most physical formats and logical formats in use today. As new media arrive, the duplication system can be easily expanded to accommodate them by upgrading the system firmware.
Applications and Benefits
Duplication, Conversion and Migration of Data:
- Allows you to copy your backups for off site storage, archiving or sending copies to others.
- Gives you the ability to move existing tape data from one tape format to another.
- Migrate your data from older tapes to new tapes.
- Transfer your data from tapes of small capacity to tapes of larger capacities.
- Create a duplicate copy of any tape with any tape format to an alternate tape type.
- Make a copy of a tape to take off site; allows the user not to have to run a complete backup two times in a row.
With today's vastly different tape formats and the accessibility of various drives in the market, you can easily migrate from any tape format to any other tape format with the use of the TapeMaster system.