Media Backup & Archive on LTO Tape

Media production under time pressure puts data in the workflow at high risk. User errors are the most common threat. On top of that, storage fills up faster than ever due to large production formats. Backup and Archive to LTO tape solve both problems at a very attractive price point and with flexible scaling.

Advantages of the Solution

  • Browse & Search Media with Previews/Proxies
  • User Restore
  • One Solution for all Platforms
  • Customizable Metadata fields
  • Long-term storage, LTO certified for 30 years
  • Combine with P5 Backup for daily server backup
  • Tape cloning for maximum security & off-site storage
  • Parallelization for speed and scalability

Qualstar Tape Libraries & Archiware P5

Combine Archiware P5 Archive with Qualstar hardware for an easy, reliable, robust and scalable solution.

Archiving is the best method to create space on high performance storage. Migrating data that is no longer needed for daily production reduces the risk of data loss, keeps everything in one place and avoids the hassle of constantly having to increase storage. Archiving also reduces the cost of storage, since tape offers the lowest cost per TB of any medium.


Qualstar is a designer and manufacturer of tape based storage solutions. Qualstar offers a full spectrum of tape libraries ranging from 8 slots to 640 slots servicing entry level, mid-range and enterprise class customers. Qualstar tape library products come standard with a state of the art GUI and web based remote access application that allows you to configure, partition and manage the tape library from anywhere in the world.

The P5 Archive metadata and preview catalogue

For day-to-day protection of production data, use part of the Qualstar library for regular, full or incremental backup with Archiware P5 Backup. Since the position of the files is stored, the restore is as quick as possible. Parallelization of multiple drives provides maximum throughput. Maximum data security is achieved by tape cloning and storing tapes off-site.

Qualstar libraries and Archiware P5 Backup offer automatic Backup improving security while making life easier. The solution grows easily since library and licenses are expandable.

Archiware P5 Archive and P5 Backup are compatible with all Qualstar libraries from the Q8 to Q80 series.

Enhanced LTFS Support with P5 Archive

Archiware developed its own LTFS driver to provide an optimized, efficient and robust LTFS service.

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