Using tape backup for unstructured data is getting easier with new tools designed to improve indexing, discovery and other processes.
Index Engines recently released the latest version of its Tape Engine eDiscovery Edition software for the company's archival appliances. The system bypasses the restoration process when indexing unstructured data on offline tapes, a feature that can save up to $1,800 per GB in many environments.
Users can also search metadata and text content of data archives, and then pull the required data from the backup system. The engine is compatible with the most widely used backup platforms, such as ArcServe, TSM, NetBackup and NetWorker, as well as the leading tape library systems.
The system also includes a tape management module that automatically creates tape catalogs, and an automated extraction module for restoring tape data.