Archive content from CatDV to Disk, LTO Tape or the Cloud

Media files are the most valuable assets of any production company. They must be reusable at any time. It is crucial that they can always be browsed and previewed. At the same time, the high resolutions files must be kept safe and should not take up huge amounts of online storage. The perfect setup is a Media Asset Management system combined with an Archiving solution, such as Archiware P5.


  • Available on Mac, Windows, Linux
  • Archiving to disk, tape and cloud
  • Archive and restore using Archiware P5, triggered from 
CatDV interface
  • Policy based archiving using CatDV metadata
  • Economic use of precious online storage space thanks 
to easy archiving
  • Professional long-term storage on LTO tape
  • Tape cloning for offsite storage 
  • Parallelization for higher performance when 
using multiple drives

CatDV from Squarebox is one of the most established MAM systems on the market. It helps the team organize, communicate and collaborate efficiently in a simple to use, yet powerful system that is flexible enough to supports their workflows. And, most importantly, keeps their media assets safe.

CatDV offers sophisticated tools for logging and organizing media to make it easy to find and re-use. Workflows can be automated to enable faster turnaround times and simplify team collaboration. 

The system is scalable to millions of assets in virtually any file format. It runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux, and can even be deployed in the cloud. 

Commands are triggered in the CatDV user interface. The integration offers policy based archiving using CatDV metadata for completed projects, dates, etc.

The P5 Archive metadata and preview catalogue

Archiware P5 Archive can migrate data to disk, LTO tape or the cloud. It is compatible with virtually any LTO hardware on the market. Long-term preservation of media is the foundation for referencing, re-use and monetisation of assets. 

An archive pays off and saves money after 1-2 years compared to continually expanding RAID storage. An additional benefit is the off-site storage of media for maximum security. Automatic cloning of archive tapes is built in. All assets and productions remain searchable, re-usable and be easily restored.

LTO Facts


Speed up to 400 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 18,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective


Speed up to 360 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 12,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective