Read and write tar and cpio tapes on OS X
TOLIS 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 Mac OS X system, regardless of platform where the tapes were originally written (i.e. Linux, Solaris, etc). TOLIS Tape Tools also allows the user to create (write) tar tapes on OS X. In addition, TOLIS Tape Tools has been tested and is fully compatible on both Intel and older PowerPC Mac OS X machines including 10.12.
TOLIS Tape Tools is also what is used to recover any tar-based archives to Mac OS X that were written in any product, closed or open source, that uses tar as its archival format.
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About TOLIS Tape Tools
Options and Pricing
Comprised of TOLIS Group's tapectl, libctl, taperead, tapewrite and tapecopy utilities, TOLIS Tape Tools provides complete support of all tape technologies and tape formats as well as control of tape drive or tape library operation under Mac OS X. TOLIS Tape Tools support all tape library configurations, regardless of the number of tape drives or tape slots.
TOLIS Tape Tools reads the raw data from the tapes flawlessly. By using the tar, cpio, or pax utilities embedded in Mac OS X, the archived data can be accurately restored onto a Mac OS X system.
TOLIS 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 OS X. The tapecopy utility enables the duplication of tapes under Mac OSX.
TOLIS Tape Tools restores archive data to OS X that was written with any open or closed source product that uses tar as its archive format!
Need a tape device to do it? Our BRU Producer's Edition ArGest® Tape software/hardware options include a copy of TOLIS Tape Tools, and all help and warranty is handled by TOLIS Group with one phone call. Even better, all TOLIS Group ArGest® tape devices may be used with BRU products, tar, LTFS and cpio, and other formats.
Following the migration of data to Mac OS X systems, use the BRU solutions for Mac OS X to provide ongoing data protection. TOLIS Tape Tools work simply, and simply work. There is not an available demo for TOLIS Tape Tools.
TOLIS Tape Tools Software Pricing
TOLIS Tape Tools part# 52048, $399USD per license
TOLIS Tape Tools when BRU Server or BRU Core is owned (must provide BRU Serial) part# 52048-BRU, $159USD per license, per BRU license owned
For TOLIS Tape Tools included hardware/software bundles, please visit our ArGest® BRU Producer's Edition bundles.
TOLIS Tape Tools is included with the BRU Producer's Edition (PE) software, users of PE will find TOLIS Tape Tools in their PE DMG in Applications. TOLIS Tape Tools is also included with the ArGest® Ingest™ and ArGest® IngestPRO™ software packages.
Click the following links below to download the PDF documentation appropriate for your needs.
If you need assistance beyond what is found in the documentation for TOLIS Tape Tools, please visit TOLIS Group's support page for methods of contacting technical support directly.
Instructions for using TOLIS Tape Tools
Proving the BRU Advantage - White paper. BRU was originally developed because tar fails–see why.
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