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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. […]

Build Your Own Archiware Appliance

by Josef Doods In this article, we are going to show you how easy it is to build your own Archiware P5 Appliance. To do this, we are using an HP ProLiant MicroServer and FreeNAS as an Open Source operating system. FreeNAS ist based on FreeBSD and is a free operating system for Network Attached Storage. Of course, its field of application is by no means limited to P5. Particularly as a file, print or media server, FreeNAS enjoys great popularity. Our main criterion for choosing the hardware for the P5 Appliance was worldwide availability. The goal being to configure a P5 […]

Build Your Own Archiware P5 Appliance – German

von Josef Doods In diesem Beitrag zeigen wir Ihnen, wie einfach es ist, eine eigene Archiware P5 Appliance zu bauen. Dazu verwenden wir einen HP ProLiant MicroServer und FreeNAS als Open Source-Betriebssystem. FreeNAS basiert auf FreeBSD und ist ein freies Betriebssystem für Network Attached Storage. Das Einsatzgebiet ist natürlich nicht auf P5 begrenzt. Insbesondere als File-, Print- und Medienserver erfreut sich FreeNAS großer Beliebtheit.   Das Hauptkriterium bei der Auswahl des Hardware-Herstellers für das Projekt „P5 Appliance“ ist für uns die weltweite Verfügbarkeit der Hardware. Unser Ziel ist es, eine P5 Appliance zu konfigurieren, die überall genauso nachgebaut werden kann. Nachfolgend die Anforderungen an die Hardware im Einzelnen: weltweite Verfügbarkeit und Service niedrige Geräusch- und Wärmeemission […]

Why P5 on FreeBSD?

– Scroll down for German version – by Josef Doods For years now, we have been asked which platform is best suited for our products. In the past, this question was easily answered, as Mac OS X fulfilled virtually all requirements for being recommended. Sure, there were a few weaknesses, such as the slightly aged HFS+ file system. But here, too, Apple was giving off signs of improvement with the integration of ZFS, but then it was never implemented. But in 2008, everything seemed to happen all at once and out of the blue. Apple was gradually pulling out of […]

Windows & Daylight Saving Time

by Ibrahim Tannir October 31, 2014 – As some people may have noticed on their Windows installations, following the switch back from the daylight saving time (DST), P4 & P5 ran all the backup plans as if it was doing a full backup, regardless of the plan’s configured backup level. This behavior is due to a bug in Microsoft’s basic ANSI/ISO compatibility package, that for some reason does not consider the daylight saving time. The consequence of this bug, is that all the files in the file system appear to have changed their modifications (and other) times. Since P4/P5 checks […]

P5 and NAS

by Sven Köster What is a NAS August 11, 2014 – The term NAS (network attached storage) is used by vendors in a broad sense. There are low class NAS systems that are not up to the job of providing professional backup quality, performance and capacity wise, but there are professional NAS systems as well that are. Connecting to a NAS One of the most important factors with a NAS is how it is connected to the host. It is clear that the Network attached storage is attached via the Network, but … The ideal way for high data loads […]