Archive content from CatDV to Disk or LTO Tape

CatDV from Squarebox is one of the most established MAM systems on the market. To complete the CatDV setup with the essential Archiving functions of Archiware P5 Archive, QLS Distribution has created a middleware called QLS Archive.

Advantages

  • Available on Mac, Windows, iOS, web or cloud  
  • Seamless integration through QLS Archive
  • Archive and restore using Archiware P5, triggered from CatDV interface  
  • manual and automatic (schedule based) operation
  • 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
Setupgraphik CatDV

CatDV 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.

Media files are the most valuable assets of any production company. As they must be reusable at any time, it is crucial that they can always be browsed and previewed. But at the same time, the high resolutions files must be kept safe and should not take up huge amounts of online storage.

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 and Windows, iOS and web-based and can even be deployed in the cloud.

Screenshot CatDV

To complete the CatDV setup with the essential Archiving functions of Archiware P5 Archive, QLS Distribution has created a middleware called QLS Archive. Commands are triggered in the CatDV user interface and archive lists display status information on the processes P5 is performing to archive or restore material.

Archiware P5 Archive can migrate data to and from disk or LTO tape and is compatible with virtually any LTO hardware on the market.

Archiving on LTO tape is the most economic, durable and professional solution for media data. An additional benefit is the possibility to off-site media for increased security. Automatic cloning of archive tapes helps to achieve that easily. Furthermore, an archive pays off and saves money after 1-2 years compared to continually expanding RAID storage.

As a consequence, using P5 Archive to combine CatDV with a tape-based archive is a natural choice. All assets and productions can remain searchable, re-usable and be easily restored.

LTO Facts

LTO-8

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

LTO-7

Speed up to 300 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 6,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective