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
Archive Storage Flexibility and Tiering with P5 Data Mover
In our June 2022 Spotlight article, titled “Comparison of LTO and Cloud storage costs for media archive“, we provided a comprehensive comparison of media archive storage costs, and uncovered some interesting and perhaps alarming differences in cost and convenience. In
Comparison of LTO and Cloud Storage Costs for Media Archive
By David Fox Information about prices and services in this article are correct as of June 2022. In this article we’ll compare costs and convenience of storing archive data on LTO tapes versus cloud storage from various popular vendors. Many
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
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
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
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
Archiware Spotlight April 2021: Enhanced LTFS solution with P5 Archive
LTO Media Archive with P5 – a recap Archiware’s P5 Archive solution was created for those many content creators who need a long term archival solution for their valuable media data. The creation of video/audio/image data necessitates a reliable and
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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