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, Synology and QNAP. 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 5.6, archiving is possible to Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Hitachi S3, Microsoft Azure, Wasabi S3, Backblaze B2 and Generic S3. 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, tape and the cloud, 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.

Archive Using Pool or Object Format

P5 Archive can migrate and archive data offsite using two options: the Pool or Object Format.

Pool Format: includes all the familiar, powerful features of P5 (cloning, migration, etc.). This standard procedure assigns archived data to a Pool consisting of a flexible number of Volumes. The organization and bundling of data into Pools and Volumes creates manageable entities. In the Pool Format, data is exclusively restored through P5. Supported storage formats include tape, disk and the cloud.

Object Format: allows single-file access and share-ability for cooperative workflows. In this format, archived data are stored as individual objects (Files). This mode provides applications and users the option of directly accessing and restoring data archived to the cloud without P5. To enable direct data access, P5 stores data in its original format in the cloud. The link-addresses required for external access are logged by P5. This storage format is only supported in the cloud (Amazon S3, Backblaze, generic S3).

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.

 

Bare Bones Asset Management

P5’s archiving software can function as a bare bones asset management system, e.g. to manage video archives. Features include extendable metadata fields, HTML5 previews and an automatic backup of Archive indexes 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.

LTFS Import/Export

The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) allows files to be stored on LTO tape and be accessed in a similar fashion to those on disk or removable flash drives. Since LTFS-formatted tapes can be used between different drives/software, they are a useful format for transfer of data between systems and locations.

P5 Archive Version 5.6 supports labelling tapes as LTFS, writing files from local and client filesystems and reading from a tape and writing back to a filesystem. 

The 'LTFS Exchange' section of the UI, within the P5 Archive configuration, provides all of the LTFS configuration and operation options in one convenient place. A formatted and mounted LTFS tape can additionally be selected when restoring data previously archived or backed up using P5 Archive and P5 Backup.

LTFS data exchange is supported initially on macOS and Linux operating systems, with Windows support being added in a future release.

3rd Party Integrations

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

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The P5 Archive restore catalogue

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, tape and the cloud.

SOFTWARE HIGHLIGHTS

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

TECHNICAL FEATURES

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

OS SERVER & CLIENT

  • macOS 
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • QNAP
  • Synology

FILE SERVER

  • ExtremeZ-IP
  • Helios
  • Xinet
  • Netatalk
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