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
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
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
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 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
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
Implementierung des Archivs mit P5 Archive Sobald sie das wer, was und wie ihres Archivprojekts wissen, können sie beginnen einen Blick auf die Details der Implementierung zu werfen.
Ein Archiv kann für unterschiedliche Menschen etwas ganz Unterschiedliches sein. Von der Referenz bis zur Wiederverwertung, von der Monetarisierung bis zum Service für Kunden gibt es viele Perspektiven auf das, was ein Archiv ist und tut. Da die Perspektiven so verschieden sind, lohnt sich ein näherer Blick, um das Potential zu entdecken, das in diesem tatsächlich antikem Begriff verborgen ist.
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 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
By Marc M. Batschkus Preserving media assets is the main reason for archiving. Since archiving is a data migration it frees up space on production storage. Archiving video footage, photos and other media requires specific features to simplify browsing, searching,