What is the best way to archive video footage and media files? By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus 1. What Is a Media Archive System? A media archive system (MAS) is a collection of software and hardware designed to store and
Best Way to Archive Video Files and Media Assets in 2022
More video is produced every year and so more files need to be held on storage and finally archived. Let’s first take a closer look at Archive and what makes it different from Backup. Definition of Backup vs Archive Backup
How to Cover Archive, Backup and Cloning/Replication with one solution?
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus There are many ways to protect data. Backup, Cloning and Archive are the main categories. They all work differently and there are many data management tools and hardware to cover each of them. Running multiple
Best Way to Archive Video Files and Media Assets in 2021
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Before we take a closer look at Archive it is important to keep it distinct from Backup. Definition of Backup vs. Archive Backup is a duplication or replication of files used for ongoing production. Archive is
16 Basic Truths About Data Management, Backup and Archiving
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Some things never seem to change and it helps to consider them before diving into a new setup or expansion of your workflow. 1. Before expanding your setup do an inventory of your files, storage
Media Vaulting: Guide To Backup & Offsite Media Vault
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus According to the dictionary, a vault is “a secure room in a bank in which valuables are stored”. You might consider bringing your media to an actual bank, but there are other alternatives that might
What is the 3-2-1 Backup Rule and is it relevant in 2021?
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
What is LTO-9? What are the advantages of LTO tape in 2021?
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
What are metadata and why do they matter?
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
Archiving – the Big Picture. (Part 2)
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.
Archiving – the Big Picture. (Part 1)
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. Since the perspectives vary so much, a closer
8 Steps to Deal with Discontinuation of Backup and/or Archive Software and How to Migrate an Existing BRU/ArGest Installation
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
Apple’s Developer Transition Kit DTK and Archiware P5
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
10 Tips to Protect Backups From Ransomware
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
File Server Backup Best Practices For Data Backup
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
Data Backup vs. Recovery: Key Differences
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
Naming Conventions for Files in Media Production: Best Ways to Use a File Name as Metadata
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.
Boosting ROI through a Modernized Video Production Workflow
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
What is LTO Tape and How it Works
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
How to Safely Backup to LTO Tape
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