The SecureCopy3 system offers a fast, efficient and
straightforward means of converting an existing stock of
unencrypted archive tapes to a secure archive without the need for
any system connection.
The SecureCopy3 can also be used for off- line encryption of
tapes from multiple systems, to allow them to be shipped off- site
to a DR facility. Tapes can then be restored using either another
SecureCopy3 unit, or direct to a system using Paranoia3
The SecureCopy3 offers a complete stand-alone solution to allow
users a simple and fast way to convert an archive of tapes
including SDLT, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5 tapes to be converted to secure
encrypted tapes. SecureCopy3 is fully compatible with the Paranoia3
units, so allowing tapes stored in an off-site vault to be
converted in-situ, rather than taking the risk of transporting
SecureCopy3 can also be used to convert between different types
of media, i.e. connect a SDLT as input and LTO4 as output to enable
a complete refresh of media to encrypted tapes.
The SecureCopy3 system requires no reconfiguration to handle
different formats of tape media from varying software packages and
simply converts block- for- block, as well as handling the
encryption and compression.
For ease of use the source tapes must be write protected before
the copy is enabled, ensuring a simple operation without the chance
of accidentally overwriting the source tape.
The SecureCopy3 comes complete with all necessary configuration
software, which simplifies and controls the operation, as well as
offering certain audit trails to be printed. The design ensures
that only write protected tapes are considered as the source.