By David Fox Version 2.0 – December 2020 Recent P5 versions allow large datasets to be archived to cloud storage by first obtaining a physical disk storage device from the cloud provider for archiving locally across your LAN, and then
By Dr. Marc Batschkus It is a classic among Backup rules and still you might not have heard about it or don’t know exactly what it is. This is why we’ll take a closer look at the 3-2-1- Backup rule
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Recently, the specifications for the upcoming LTO tape version have been published. Time to have a closer look and also check on the overall benefits and features of LTO. LTO tape was created to combine
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus How important are Metadata for a media archive? Years after actual production happens, chances are low that someone will remember a filename or other specifics of the production to find a file. This is where
by Marc M. Batschkus – Read part 1 – Implementing the Archive with P5 Archive Once you know the who, what and how, you can start looking at the details of your Archive implementation.
by Marc M. Batschkus An Archive is many things to many people. From reference to re-purposing, from monetization to service for clients, there are many perspectives on what an Archive can be and do.
By Dr. Marc Batschkus Keeping important data for the long-term means archiving. This is actually the difference between Backup and Archive. The Backup protects all files that are still in use for daily production and work. All files that are
By Dr. Marc Batschkus It is easy to forget how many codecs become obsolete over time. Even once popular codecs become outdated. Some cameras used their own codecs and thus became part of the workflow. How many of your files
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus If a vendor of a Backup and/or Archive solution ceases operation, there are many open questions among users of their software and sometimes even slight panic. With the recent closure of Tolis Group, this is
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus First impressions on Apple Silicon, an ARM based chip that will replace Intel CPUs and a test run with Archiware P5 Apple’s decision to move away from Intel CPUs and the X86 architecture got a
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus As much as networked computers give us the benefit of accessing almost anything anytime, they are also vulnerable to online threats and ransomware. Including this notion in the planning for Backup and data security helps
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Whenever multiple users need the same core set of files, a file server backup has its place. File servers can range from small to very big, from single TBs to PB data sets. Today, there
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Many people run backups for years without ever needing recovery. So, recovery is not a term they are familiar with. More dangerous is that they might not be familiar with the process of getting their
By David Fox What is the P5 Companion App? P5 Companion is a new desktop application for Windows, macOS and Linux that allows files from local or shared storage to be archived and restored by simple drag-and-drop operations on the
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus The most robust metadata that you can have is the file name. It can travel through different operating systems and file systems. The file name is the only metadata that is available all the time.
Optimizing production workflow can be done in multiple ways. Video production generates data—lots of data. These data has to be managed when flowing through different stages and kept safe along the way. There are several mechanisms to keep video data
By Marc M. Batschkus LTO tape is a linear storage medium and technology. LTO means Linear Tape Open and is developed as a standard defined by the LTO consortium, consisting of IBM, HPE, and Quantum. There are multiple vendors and
By Marc M. Batschkus Tape storage has been around for decades and has evolved over that time to be the most cost-efficient and durable long-term storage available. Linear Tape Open, or LTO, is the most important format that is developed
When maximum security and business continuity are required the Backup process becomes a strategic meaning. To fulfil this special role, the P5 server can have a redundant failover instance. Archiware P5 can be configured to run on two separate host
By Marc M. Batschkus Archiving video footage and other media requires specific features to simplify browsing, searching, and re-use. Media production especially profits from archiving by saving production storage and time for finding assets. Long-term protection for reference, re-use, and