Archiware P5 New Features

New features of Archiware P5

This new version drops the word PresSTORE from the product name and turns into “Archiware P5”. Under the hood, it gains some great features as well as a completely new database engine.

Getting started with P5 has never been easier. Setup assistants for P5 Backup, Synchronize und Archive get first time users up and running in three easy, assisted steps. A Backup plan can be setup within just a few minutes, finishing with the option to run it for the first time immediately.

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LTFS Support

P5 integrates with MediaLTFS, a tool designed to manage LTFS tapes. Through this integration, P5 can label, mount or un-mount tapes and allows users to read and write to or from the medium. P5 also handles the management of a designated tape drive within a tape library, keeping archive tapes as well as LTFS tapes cleanly separated.

In addition to the native LTFS support, P5 adds the option to restore files from P5 Backup and Archive to a designated LTFS tape. LTFS tapes are primarily a means of transportation between different sites, possibly with the sender or receiver not owning a P5 license.

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Archiware P5 integrates with WingFS, the universal cloud connector. This tool enables
P5 Synchronize to replicate files to and in between popular cloud services, such as Amazon S3, Google Drive and Google Cloud Storage. Just as importantly,
P5 Synchronize can backup data from the cloud to a local storage. Backup your cloud and preserve ownership of your assets!


Both WingFS and MediaLTFS have to be downloaded separately. Both tools are currently only available for Mac OS X.


The new P5 engine based on SQLite changes how the index is generated. The 4GB index size limit is now
a thing of the past. P5 is ready for the future, with a new index that scales indefinitely.

Snapshot capabilities within P5 Backup and Archive enable point in time restores. This lets users go back
to specific points within any given project.

Archive & Asset-Management

Incremental Archive

Incremental Archive is an archive option that only moves data that has been altered. This feature is analog to the incremental option in P5 Synchronize and made possible by the new snapshotting capability.

Altering a file triggers a new version that will then be included in the file’s overview screen
(see overview screen below).

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Archive overview screen

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A newly designed overview screen within the P5 Archive restore section makes for a great new browsing experience. Included within the same overview screen is the file structure, a chosen asset, its meta-data,
as well as a thumbnail. One additional click also gives access to a file’s versions (see incremental archive).

The display of previews can be customized by changing display size within the P5 Archive overview screen.

The new option to generate SQL queries makes third party integrations possible, especially for MAM/DAM.

Pre-definable meta-data fields

Pre-definable meta-data fields

Pre-definable meta-data fields allow user to specify mandatory meta-data for the assets being archived. While archiving, mandatory dropdown menus can be presented to the user, ensuring a homogenous use of meta-data throughout the archive.

Pagination & Search

The pagination functionality within P5 Archive speeds up browsing, as only a limited number of assets are loaded for each page. This significantly improves browsing speed for large data sets.

An improved search algorithm, together with the new engine, improve speed and add search functionalities as well as thumbnails within the search. Quick switches between browse- and search-mode are easy, while staying within the same window.


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