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
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
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
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
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 Even once popular codecs become outdated.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
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
What to do with all those tapes?
by Marc M. Batschkus and Clay Teramo – CEO The Data Media Source, San Jose, California LTO Tape is an excellent storage media, but what to do when tape sets are replaced or no longer needed? We recently learned of
Understanding LTFS – What it’s for and how we use it
By David Fox LTFS brings together the convenience and familiarity of a removable disk, with the capacity, reliability and price-per-terabyte of tape. Since P5 version 5.6 now supports LTFS, this article looks at the reasons LTFS exists along with some
4 Criteria to Choose the Right LTO Tape, Build an Archive & Save Money Along the Way
Text by Dr. Marc M. BatschkusInfographic by Lana Tannir LTO Tape is more attractive than ever and applicable in more circumstances. In rapid succession, LTO-9 has appeared in addition to the already impressive LTO-8 tape standard.What are the features and
Disk, Tape, Cloud – Which type of storage is right for your business?
by Julia Friedrich & Ibrahim Tannir When planning a data management strategy, there are a number of questions that need to be considered: Do I need an immediate failover solution? What is an acceptable backup frequency?
by André Kühnemund When data security is key, a simple backup may not be enough to ensure data is available at all times, while a data sync does not offer long retention times and safe offsite storage.
To Backup or to Archive, That is the Question!
Both use tape…!? December 3, 2012 – PresSTORE comes with a Backup and an Archive module. Both can use tape to save a copy of the data offline. So what exactly is the difference then?
LTFS Reality Check
May 7, 2012 – The fifth generation of the LTO (Linear Tape-Open) standard is known for its embracing of LTFS (Linear Tape File System).