Read and write tar and cpio tapes on macOS
ArGest Tape Tools is a set of command line data migration utilities that enable the transfer of the contents of any tar, cpio, or pax-formatted tapes onto a macOS system, regardless of platform where the tapes were originally written (i.e. Linux, Solaris, etc). Tape Tools also allows the user to create (write) tar tapes on macOS. In addition, Tape Tools has been tested and is fully compatible on both Intel up to 10.15 (Catalina) and even older PowerPC macOS machines.
Tape Tools is also what is used to recover any tar-based archives to macOS that were written in any product, closed or open source, that uses tar as its archival format.
Tape Tools is available as a standalone product or as an an on to ArGest® BRU Server™, and it is included in a licensed purchase copy of ArGest® Backup – Producer’s Edition™
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Comprised of ArGest’s tapectl, libctl, taperead, tapewrite and tapecopy utilities, Tape Tools provides complete support of all tape technologies and tape formats as well as control of tape drive or tape library operation under macOS. Tape Tools support all tape library configurations, regardless of the number of tape drives or tape slots.
Tape Tools reads the raw data from the tapes flawlessly. By using the tar, cpio, or pax utilities embedded in macOS, the archived data can be accurately restored onto a macOS system.
Tape Tools utilities are operated from the command line, are fully scriptable, and also support the writing of raw tar, cpio, and pax data streams to tape under macOS. The tapecopy utility enables the duplication of tapes under macOS.
Tape Tools restores archive data to macOS that was written with any open or closed source product that uses tar as its archive format!
Following the migration of data to macOS systems, use the BRU™ solutions for macOS to provide ongoing data protection. Tape Tools work simply, and simply work. There is not an available demo for Tape Tools.