P5 Archive is a long-term storage solution that moves data to disk, tape and the cloud*

P5 can be set up within minutes, and works cross platform on Mac, Linux, Windows and Solaris. You can restore data on any platform since P5 stores it in a platform-neutral format.

  • Previews & Metadata
  • Browse & Search
  • User Restore
  • Offsite Storage

Media Archiving Software

The software’s browser-based interface enables fast and easy configuration, administration and monitoring – regardless of your location.

P5 Archive helps to move data to cost-effective tape media. In the process, expensive server storage can be reclaimed while backup times are reduced. By relieving your network of traffic, you’ll get a better working experience and increased productivity.

As of P5 Archive version 5.4, archiving is even easier and more cost-effective: Archiware has introduced the cloud* as a new archive target. Archiving to the cloud saves hardware and administration cost, plus the available storage can be easily extended when the need arises.

As users requirements grow and change, P5’s modular design allows for optimal scaling to fit your specific needs. There are no limits to possible growth: you can easily add further Archiware products, hardware or media to expand your setup. P5 Archive can save data to disk and tape, while the same hardware is used by P5 Backup.

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Offsite storage

P5 Archive lets you move or migrate data offline to disk, tape and the cloud*. You can monitor files, folders and the directory structure to archive files automatically. Fine-grained filtering can be applied to select or exclude files based on name, size, date etc. Data can be cloned to a second tape for offsite storage. Encryption options protect data against non-authorized access both during the transfer and on the media itself.

Bare bones asset management

P5’s archiving software can function as a bare bones asset management system, for example to manage video archives. Features include extendable metadata fields and HTML5 previews for effective search and retrieval. Search file types like images and videos by visual previews.

Archive provides configurable login areas for restricted or direct access to (selected) parts of the archive to browse, search and restore files.

Incremental Archive

Data can also be archived in incremental mode. This way, only new and changed files will be archived, effectively minimizing the growth of the Archive.

LTFS Export Option

For data transport, files from the Archive can be exported on LTFS formatted tapes. These tapes can be read with free drivers from drive vendors.

3rd party integrations

P5’s scriptable command line interface offers unlimited options for 3rd party integrations. The following options are already available:  FocalPoint Server, CatDV, CANTEMO Portal™, Metus, empress eMAM, DALIM ES, Xinet, Helios, Canto Cumulus.

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P5 Archive App

The P5 Archive App makes Archiving simpler than ever.

In the Mac OS X Finder, files can be archived and restored via right-click context menu. Link files which replace the archived files in the Finder display metadata and previews on double-click. Final Cut Pro X Libraries are archived including all external media.

New version 1.1 now available offering direct integration with Final Cut Pro X!

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Video Archive

P5 Archive lets you easily archive your valuable video and production assets. Quickly locate your data in the archive by searching with keywords and previews. Increase your ability to repurpose your media and allow high availability of your footage. The reduced workload of both your servers and your staff increases productivity and efficiency and simplifies workflows. The software secures data on disk or tape and is available for Mac, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris.

Clone Tapes to keep one copy offsite. Parallelize to achieve maximum throughput.

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P5 Archive

Move or migrate data offline to disk and tape.


  • Migrate server data
  • To disk, tape or cloud*
  • Easy user restore
  • Previews and Metadata
  • Drive parallelization
  • Tape cloning
  • Offsite storage


  • Data Migration
  • Full or incremental
  • Preview creation
  • User-definable Metadata
  • File Filter/policies
  • Data restore between platforms


  • Mac OS X Server
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • Solaris


  • ExtremeZ-IP
  • Helios
  • Xinet
  • Netatalk

*Archiware P5 currently supports Amazon S3. Cloud support is currently only available for Mac. More services and platforms will be added in future releases.