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
How to set up a cold-standby P5 server
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
10 Features of a Great Video Archive Management Software
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,
How to Manage Your Data in the Post Production Workflow
By Marc M. Batschkus The post-production workflow is responsible for precious files that might have cost millions to create. Therefore, having solid protection and maximum security for this data is necessary. Since there are many options and technologies available, a
Why is Data Management Software for Small Business Important?
By Marc M. Batschkus Small businesses—or SMBs—need to keep their business running. For most of them, customer contacts, stock keeping, and orders are their core data. This is why SMBs especially need a data protection strategy. If this sounds too
4 tips to protect and manage your data with Archiware P5 while self-isolating
By David Fox While the office is empty and many work remotely, we offer some tips on ways to use Archiware P5 that should prove useful in these exceptional times. All of the tips below can be implemented without requiring
How to Archive on a Spectra Logic Tape Library
By David Fox Introduction Data archiving is all about moving production data from expensive ‘live’ storage to a cheaper type of storage in a cost-effective manner, allowing the data to be retained for the long term. LTO tape is one
How Does LTO Backup Software Work?
By David Fox Modern LTO tapes and drives provide exactly what is needed for backup of large quantities of data: speed and capacity. However, unlike hard drives and memory sticks, LTO isn’t plug-and-play. Software is required to make a workflow
5 Types of Storage Devices for Media Assets
By David Fox Storing media assets, such as images, video and audio has specific requirements around the lifecycle of the asset. Media assets are used in professional workflows as components when creating content. A TV program will contain footage from
How QNAP Backup Software Works
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus QNAP offers NAS devices in a wide range of capacity and performance. They can be used as shared storage for workgroups and companies and/or as a target for a Backup. You can also combine these
How to Archive on a Quantum Tape Library
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Preserving precious files for the long-term can be a challenge. The longer data resides on spinning disk, the higher the risk that it is affected by either human error or malware affecting the storage. Human
8 Best Features of a Media Archive Software
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Creating media assets takes time, effort and money. Some media might be unique and close to impossible to re-create. For these reasons, preserving the valuable assets for reference, returning customers, re-use, and monetisation of any
5 Modern Approaches to Entertainment Data Management
By Marc M. Batschkus New cameras, bigger files and an increased number of delivery formats create a challenge for entertainment data management. How do you keep all files safe with minimum effort while keeping costs low? With fast disk storage
What’s New in P5 Version 6.0
By David Fox Introduction With the release of P5 version 6 of the data-management suite this month, Archiware keeps the name at P5 but moves the version number along to 6. The technology advances and general modernization set the stage
What is Media Asset Management?
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus Working with multiple media types like photos, graphics, sound, and video can be challenging. Creating an edit with dozens or even hundreds of assets often requires the appropriate media management support to find the right
How to Backup a VMware Virtual Machine
By Marijan Kozic If there is one thing that is absolutely true for any business today, it is the fact that data is the new gold. Business continuity directly depends on data safety, and companies large and small are rightfully
Top 5 Video Backup Methods for Media Professionals
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus There is a saying that access to files is only as secure as the backup is. This is true, especially for video production, where time pressure is high, as well as the risks to accidentally
What is the Best Way to Store Digital Photos Long-Term?
by Marc M. Batschkus Digital cameras are a hot commodity that makes creating memories easy. Nonetheless, it has created unique problems and solutions. Ever since the switch to digital cameras, photography is connected to IT and data management. Analog film
What is the Best Way to Archive Video Files?
by Marc M. Batschkus Why archive data in the first place? Since archiving is a migration process, it moves files from production storage to archive storage. Saving space on production storage saves investment and keeps the number of files on