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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. Archive modes: There are three archive modes. Most people use manual archiving. A person (usually the admin) decides when to archive what and triggers the job. Alternatively, there is automatic or watch folder archiving. A watch folder is combined with a schedule and data is picked up accordingly. Depending on the workflow and load, that schedule can be anything from several times a day to once a month. […]

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 look can reveal the potential hidden in this ancient term. Archivum was the name the Romans gave buildings that stored scripture rolls which were no longer needed for daily affairs. Although we no longer use scripture rolls, the mechanism hasn´t changed much. The files we put in an Archive today are those that are no longer needed for daily production. This means […]

Tape versus Optical Storage for Archive

by Marc M. Batschkus In the video industry, there is a long history of using optical media for recording and archiving clips. This is due to the fact that years ago, CD-R and later DVD-R were the only media with sufficient capacity and an attractive price point to store video files for long-term. Additionally, camera vendors integrated optical storage in their cameras. This has not been the case in other industries where optical storage is rarely found. For many, optical storage seems like a realistic option today to archive their files. Since archiving files implies a long-term perspective, a closer […]

Digital Conversion of Film

by Blake Jones & Marc M. Batschkus With millions of hours of film in existence, there is always the need for a high quality scan so that the material may be re-purposed, re-distributed, referenced or monetised in any way. The longer analog media are stored the higher the risk that assets will be lost forever. Risk comes from multiple directions: hardware is vanishing that is needed to play specific media degradation through storage time and conditions misjudgement of the content, its importance and potential ongoing procrastination of digital conversion. To find out what material your films are made of and […]

7 Tips for the Archiware Portal

– Hier finden Sie die deutsche Version dieses Artikels – – Read the Japanese Version on the website of Synergy KK, Archiware distributor in Japan –   by Elke Boomgaarden – edited on December 9th, 2016 – Potential customers wanting to test Archiware P5 need it. Customers already running an Archiware P5 installation use it. To resellers servicing Archiware customers, it offers great help for professional customer care: the Archiware Portal. Using the Archiware Portal, any task with regards to license management can be fulfilled comfortably online: from applying for a license key to managing software maintenance contracts to requesting a quote for a […]

7 Tipps zum Archiware Portal

von Elke Boomgaarden – aktualisiert am 9. Dezember 2016 – Interessenten, die unsere Backup- und Datenmanagement-Software Archiware P5 ausführlich testen möchten, benötigen es. Kunden, die bereits eine Archiware-Installation haben, nutzen es. Und Händlern, die Archiware-Kunden betreuen, bietet es eine große Hilfe für eine professionelle Betreuung: das Archiware Portal. Über das Archiware Portal lässt sich alles rund um das Lizenzmanagement komfortabel online erledigen: von der Beantragung von Lizenzschlüsseln über die Verwaltung der Software-Wartungs-Vereinbarungen bis hin zum Anfordern von Angeboten für Kundeninstallationen – um nur ein paar Punkte zu nennen. Dieser Spotlight-Artikel stellt das Archiware Portal vor und gibt einen Überblick über […]

Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape strategies

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. The solution is simple: Combine Archiware P5 Synchronize and P5 Backup for a Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape strategy and have the best of both worlds: immediate availability AND security. Backup to Disk to Tape (D2D2T) using P5 Synchronize and P5 Backup is a good way to leverage the advantages of both – some of which are: P5 Synchronize: Fast disk-to-disk copying of data Ability to maintain multiple file system snapshots […]