Being at the front-line in the battle often fought between incoming media data and storage constraints, Archiware is well placed to share a few predictions around trends in the storage and management of data. Here we continue our annual analysis
An explanation of Synthetic and Progressive methods in Archiware P5 Backup
By David Fox Archiware P5 Backup has two special backup strategies designed to assist in situations where taking a ‘full’ backup is not feasible. In this blog article, we’ll look at both Synthetic and Progressive backup methods in some detail.
Quick Guide to Configuring an LTO-Based Backup/Archive System
By Josef Doods The data management platform Archiware P5 offers a software for backup, P5 Backup as well as for Archive, P5 Archive. Arching data in a company is a task that guarantees the long-term preservation of data. Configuring a
Archiware’s 4 Data Management Trends for 2022
Being at the front-line in the battle often fought between incoming media data and storage constraints, Archiware is well placed to share a few predictions around trends in the storage and management of data. Based on feedback from our partners
Using P5 version 7 with cloud transfer device: Backblaze B2 Fireball
Note that this article refers to P5 version 7, released July 2021. For previous versions of P5, refer to this article for configuration of the AWS Snowball and this article for configuring P5 for use with a Backblaze Fireball. In
Filesystems versus Object Stores, how best to backup and archive files to cloud storage.
From time to time, we are asked if P5 will copy/replicate individual files from a filesystem to a cloud object store, where one file is stored as one object. This seems a natural way to work, since cloud storage works
What’s New in P5 Version 7
In July 2021, Archiware GmbH, expert in data backup and archiving, released the latest version 7.0 of its P5 Data Management Platform. There’s plenty of new functionality between versions 6 and 7, so let’s take a look at all that’s
Protect against Ransomware with Archiware P5
Ransomware is everywhere. It causes huge disruption by encrypting data on computer storage, so that it cannot be read, with a ransom to pay to decrypt/recover it. This criminal activity is very common, causing enormous damage to both small and large organizations, with victims paying millions of dollars (usually in Bitcoin) to undo the damage. Often, crucial data is permanently lost. Criminal organizations profit and this activity is on the rise.
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
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
By Sven Köster and Ibrahim Tannir Disk and tape drives both use a thin magnetic film layer to store Bits of your data, which are impressed on this film via a magnetic read/write head. A hard drive is produced in
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
17 Features of a Great Data Archive Management Software
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
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
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
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