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
What’s New in Pure Version 3.0
by Marijan Kozic Archiware Pure brings a fresh wind of change to the data protection industry. It recognises that virtualisation is no longer a future trend, but a necessary building block of any digital system in use today. Unfortunately, serious
What’s New in P5 Version 6.1
By David Fox Introduction On January 26th, Archiware GmbH, expert in data backup and archiving, released the latest version 6.1 of its P5 Data Management Platform. There’s plenty of new functionality between version 6.0 and 6.1, so let’s take a
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
Transfer to Cloud Storage using a Backblaze B2 Fireball
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
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
Digitales Archiv und Archivierung – der Blick auf Ganze (Teil 2)
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.
Digitales Archiv und Archivierung – der Blick auf Ganze (Teil 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
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
Legacy Media, Old Codecs and How to Deal with Them – 3 Tips to Preserve Your Media
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
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
Benefits of the P5 Companion App
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
Dateinamensschema in der Medienproduktion
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