Tag Archives: Backup

Archive or Backup?

by Priscila Ferrari from Drivesys, Brazil Since the 2000s, the technology sector and digital market have undergone prominent changes. These have greatly affected all users, businesses, and industry professionals. With the advent of high-performance computers, digital equipment and digital media, users have accumulated large amounts of media and content. This raises the question of how to store them without slowing down and clogging up the production infrastructure. It’s very common for people to confuse archive and backup. For this reason, they frequently opt for the more familiar and simpler solution or the one that comes to mind first. However, the correct way […]

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? What is the maximum retention period for past data? How can I make sure my data is safe in case of a natural disaster? 

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 […]

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 […]

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). The goal of incorporating LTFS was to broaden LTO’s range of use, increase flexibility and facilitate the exchange and transport of data. It provides users disk-like access to browsing and OS level functionality without the need for software. But while LTFS does represent a major milestone for tape-based archiving, much work still remains to be done before this technology can be considered fully developed. Tape as a storage medium has historically had its share of detractors […]

Get Your Head Out of the Cloud Part 3: Final Words on the Cloud

September 20, 2011 – Backup is essentially a type of insurance – insurance against the loss of data. Your backup provider is providing the regular SAVING of your data as the insurance benefit. But you also need a guarantee for RESTORING your data. This is a critical, but often overlooked point. In an emergency you need your data right away, or at least within a short time frame, but no backup provider can realistically guarantee this, since anything outside of their own infrastructure is not under their control or responsibility. Everyone has experienced fluctuations in transfer speeds in personal, non-critical […]

Get Your Head Out of the Cloud Part 2: Cloud Backup vs. Local Backup

September 8, 2011 – Does data backup to the Cloud make sense and is it technically feasible? Consider these two important factors: (1) How much data must be saved each day or night and (2) What type of Internet connection is available? Example: You have 20GB of modified or new data per day. Your uploading speed is 8 Mbit/sec (1 MB/sec). You will need approximately six hours for the transfer of your data. Because the backup would overload the Internet connection during the day, the backup process should only be active in the nighttime. If the backup takes too long, the […]

Get Your Head Out of the Cloud Part 1: Our Take on Cloud Computing

September 1, 2011 – When we open our browsers in the morning for the latest news from the tech world, there is one topic that constantly follows us around. The Cloud. The Cloud has opened the door to many new services that we have come to love, and that are making our lives easier. We wouldn’t want to do without our Basecamp, Campaign Monitor or Google Docs, and we are thankful for being able to access them from anywhere we want. But not all services make sense in the Cloud, at least at the moment. One of them is data […]