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Archiving Directly To Tape Drives?

Anyone with experience of VMS archiving directly to tape drives? Which VMS do support this feature?

Gautham, the company that seems to market this the most in surveillance is Soleratec - see our review of their offering. They claim integration with Exacq and Milestone/OnSSI though my understanding is that it is not a deep integration plus, of course, the tapes need to be physically retrieved and one needs to search archived video through the Soleratec interface rather than the VMS.

Thanks John. Yeah, I read your report on SoleraTec. Google returns Unitex TapeView Milestone integration. Any idea how good this works?

Very interesting. I've never heard of them so I can't comment either way. Sarit, can you ask Milestone about them?