It's vital to set up a disaster recovery plan with backup tape storage so that data can be easily recovered in an emergency. First, data should be backed up onto tapes or discs, then it should be securely stored off-site.

Our backup tape storage service includes a simple rotation process for your data, using specialist lockable media transit cases, handled by trained, vetted and uniformed staff, scheduled for your own unique requirements.

We are experts in backup tape storage, offering full tracking, cost-effective collection and delivery, secure vaulted storage and a convenient web-based ordering and inventory-management service.

Collection and delivery

SDS Document Storage will deliver your stored data to an agreed location on a scheduled rotation agreed by the customer or if an emergency rotation is required this can be arranged. Moving your record storage offsite will help you to create a secure risk management plan to protect your business.

We travel all over the UK and offer a daily or weekly service for collections and deliveries in and around our core areas of Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. Each tape we store is individually barcoded and is scanned at various stages of its journey. When its removed from site, as it enters the secure loading area, and as it’s loaded onto our vehicle.

Our drivers are fully vetted and DBS checked, and will give you a receipt for each collection or delivery. We maintain a full audit trail for every tape, meaning you can track your items at any time.

If you need your tapes returning, you can use our online ordering service for fast, hassle-free delivery. We also run a 24-hour courier service throughout the Midlands area of; Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, so we’ll get your data to you quickly when it matters most.

Secure media storage

Our secure media storage vault, located at our head office in Nottingham, is dedicated to backup storage of tapes and disks. Our state of the art vault is:

  • Fire and flood resistant
  • Protected by fire and burglar alarms linked to police and fire stations via BT’s Redcare service
  • Temperature and humidity controlled
  • Accessed via a Paxton-controlled door-entry system
  • Accessible only by our fully vetted and DBS-checked staff
"We have used SDS Document Storage for a number of years. The customer service is excellent, with the staff always being polite, professional, friendly and helpful. 98% of the documentation we store is commercially sensitive and we are confident that SDS treat our storage with utmost security. When arranging collection of archive material, SDS meet our requirements. On occasions we require retrieval of boxes of storage urgently, they expedite such requests with speed and respect the urgency of these requests at all times."
Document Controller - International Engineering Support