New in Version 6.0
P5 Companion App
Data Archive Directly from the Workstation
Available for all P5 Archive customers, this new desktop application for Windows, macOS and Linux, allows drag-and-drop archiving from the workstation desktop.
Stub files can be created when archiving for ease of restore, without the need to use the P5 web interface.
Media Management & Storage License
Double Disk and Cloud Storage
For all customers who need more storage space, the update to version 6 doubles the disk and cloud storage limits. E.g. a 25 MMSL bundle used to provide 100TB of disk or cloud storage.
With P5 version 6, the same license now provides 200TB. Existing installations will have access to additional storage after upgrading.
Modernised UI Design
The P5 web administration interface benefits from a more modern look and feel.
HTTPS for a Secure Browser GUI
The web admin interface can now use either http or https for added security.
Remote administration of P5 via a public network can now be secured through the use of SSL certificates.
New API based on REST
In addition to the command-line interface, already in use by many integration partners, P5 version 6 now includes a full REST-based web services API, over https. This could, for example, be used to create a custom browser application.
P5 Desktop LTO Edition
Introduction as Regular Bundle
Previously named P5 Desktop Edition, this entry-level bundle is now a permanent P5 license. The P5 Desktop LTO Edition allows backup and archive from a single computer, to a single LTO tape drive.
Leverage automatic Backups and long-term Archive on LTO, store production data and protect it for the long-term. LTFS import/export functionality included.
P5 version 6 enables access grants to specific P5 client paths for archive and restore. New 'Groups' allow configuration of paths on different P5 client machines, locations from which data will be archived or restored.
This first allows P5 to identify the location of data archived from workstations using the new P5 Companion app. It is also used to grant access to restore locations. P5 Users are added to these groups to allow them to archive.
Disk and Cloud Storage Configuration
Greater Flexibility in Configuration of Disk and Cloud Storage
Configured disk/cloud storage no longer consumes storage licenses (MMSL) until it is being used. When adding disk and cloud storage, only volumes onto which data has been written to are taken into account for licensing purposes. E.g. previously, allocating 100TB of disk storage by creating pools and volumes would consume storage licenses, even before any data is written.
With version 6, volumes only consume storage licenses when data is first written to them.
In addition, setup of cloud storage is simplified, with 100TB of cloud storage configured by default.
Support for Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud object storage now supported, including selectable storage classes to accommodate a variety of use cases. Generous free-tier for testing available for new accounts.
Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage
Direct Support for Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage
Previously available using the 'Generic S3' storage type, access to Wasabi storage is now built-in to P5. Manual configuration of the Wasabi end-point DNS names is no longer needed.
Cloud Object Storage Classes
New cloud object storage classes supported from different object storage service providers:
- Amazon S3: S3 Standard, S3 Intelligent-Tiering, S3 Standard-IA, S3 One Zone-IA
- Amazon Glacier: Standard, Deep Archive
- Google: Standard, Nearline, Coldline
- Microsoft Azure: Standard Hot, Cool
Archiware P5 for AWS
New Platform: Archiware for Amazon Web Services (AMI)
Those wishing to run cloud-based instances of P5 can now login to their Amazon Web Services account and deploy our Linux-based AMI. Included is a version 6 installation, which can be set up in a few minutes.
Re-Introduction of P5 Server on FreeBSD
FreeBSD support was restricted to P5 client installations in previous versions. With version 6, full support is reintroduced.
This allows some interesting deployment options for P5 where FreeBSD with ZFS is used as a storage appliance, e.g. FreeNAS.
P5 version 6.1:
- Native LTFS for archiving
P5 version 6.2:
- Data migration between storage volumes (disk, tape, cloud)
P5 version 6.3:
- Storage tiering and policies
All announcements are subject to alterations.
P5 Version Archive
Information and Downloads for Version 5.6
Information and Downloads for Version 5.5
Information and Downloads for Version 5.4
Information and Downloads for P5 Version 5.3
Information and Downloads for P5 Version 5.2
Information and Downloads for P5 Version 5.1
Version 5.0 is no longer available.
It has been replaced by compulsory upgrade Version 5.1 which is identical in functionality.
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