Disclaimer: StarWind Tape Redirector is a stand-alone product based on the free version of StarWind Virtual SAN. Download StarWind Virtual SAN Free with StarWind Tape Redirector included.

Tape Redirector

StarWind Tape Redirector Video

Value Proposition

For virtualization administrators, who look to simplify their work with physical tape drives, libraries and auto-loaders, our solution is StarWind Tape Redirector. It is free software that eliminates tape interface distance restrictions and allows to connect virtual machines to physical tape infrastructure.

In case there’s a promising virtualization project without any initial investments, the functionality of StarWind Virtual SAN Free would come in handy. Along with Tape Redirector, it will make the virtualization admin’s life much easier, creating “shared nothing” fault-tolerant SAN or NAS on a couple of commodity servers.

StarWind Tape Redirector is also a convenient tool for StarWind HyperConverged Appliance users, making physical tape backup configuration a very easy task indeed.
StarWind Tape Redirector Eliminates Distance Limitations
StarWind Tape Redirector Preserves Initial Infrastructure


Free of Charge
StarWind Tape Redirector is part of StarWind Virtual SAN Free functionality. It is distributed without any hidden payments, additional required licenses or timebombs, no strings attached. Tape Redirector is good for immediate download and use.
Tape Convenience
StarWind Tape Redirector turns bulky tape infrastructure into virtualization-aware backup system. It allows connection to the drives and libraries from anywhere in the world and makes it easy to manage tape backup in virtualized environment.
Backup Infrastructure Intact
StarWind Tape Redirector preserves the existing logical backup infrastructure when performing P2V migration and building virtualized backup system. It seamlessly integrates into the system and makes physical tape backup more virtualization-aware.


iSCSI “Gateway”

StarWind Tape Redirector uses iSCSI uplink protocol to establish connection between backup server and tape drive, transferring backup data over any IP network. There is no more need to have tape drives and libraries in every office.

Direct Access

StarWind Tape Redirector gives VMs direct access to the tape library via iSCSI as if it had been locally attached, and interacting with tape drives and loaders. It brings physical tape as close to virtualization as possible before virtualizing it completely.

To download the software products please make your choice below. An installer link and the license key will be sent to the e-mail address you specify. Please check the Free vs. Paid document if you are uncertain of the StarWind Virtual SAN version. A totally unrestricted NFR (Not For Resale) version of StarWind Virtual SAN is available for certain use cases. Learn more here. The Release Notes can be found here.

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