Tape and Data Restoration
Or more precisely the restoration of data that resides on backed up or archived media. There are two fundamental approaches to restore any level of data from backed up media. We call them “native” & “non-native.”
Native means that when a piece of media is to be explored the approach would be to replicate the environment on which the data was originally backed up. This means the operating system, backup software and general software and hardware configuration; this is “native” restoration.
Another approach is to effectively trick the media into thinking it is being restored by a native replication of the backup environment where it is not; this is “non-native” restoration.
Restoration as Managed Services
Companies that have data created in legacy systems that no longer create new data need not be paying for them, or struggling to maintain them. Our options remove cost, enable the removal of all infrastructure, and speed up time to data. There’s no downside. Discuss with us the best way to proceed with retiring legacy backup systems. Depending upon the systems and data availability requirements this may be to
- Have SullivanStrickler take over the environment and bring it into our HAV (High Availability Vault).
- Virtualize the environment.
- Extract backup software databases and import metadata into Invenire.
- Scan backup tapes to extract targeted file level metadata and import to Invenire.
While most of SullivanStrickler’s solution set focuses on the mid to left side of the EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model), namely Information Governance, Identification, Preservation and Collection, we also have the capabilities to take all of that data and run it though the Processing, Review, Analysis and Production portion of the model. Using industry workhorse tools such as Nuix along with in-house developed LEAR, for ECA (Early Case Assessment) that can both feed into Relativity, SullivanStrickler can handle just about all of your eDiscovery needs across the entire spectrum. Our dedicated Project Managers work hand in hand with your team to come up with the most efficient workflow whether you are dealing with a few Megabytes of information all the way up to multiple Terabytes.