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Cache-A or EditShares Ark?
by Alison Huckett on Jun 22, 2012 at 2:27:09 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
It's time to update our archive and back up system from DLT to LTO and I've been considering either EditShares Ark (as we have an EditShare server already) or Cache-A. Having had problems with Quantum's web-based system for our DLTs, I really like
Re: Cache-A Tape Catalog Errors -- Occurence Increasing in Frequency
by Tom Goldberg on Jun 21, 2012 at 11:17:11 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
You are all set Lindsay - The drive will automatically detect when a cleaning cartridge is inserted and automatically run a cleaning cycle with it and then eject the cleaning tape when complete (this may take up to 5 minutes). Thanks for checking
Re: Cache-A Tape Catalog Errors -- Occurence Increasing in Frequency
by Lindsay Simpson on Jun 21, 2012 at 10:50:19 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
I have just acquired a universal LTO cleaning cartridge, and have one more question before I run the cleaner. I took a look at the new v2.1 manual and noted the new section on 'Cleaning'. There is no reference to any procedure that needs to be init
Re: Cache-A Tape Catalog Errors -- Occurence Increasing in Frequency
by Lindsay Simpson on Jun 21, 2012 at 4:44:35 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
Thank you for the valuable information. I don't believe we have come close to hitting the 50 tape mark, but as you note there are many factors involved. I will proceed with the head cleaning as you suggest, start archiving again and report back it
Re: Backup of drives using Supershare and Metalan
by chris karcher on Jun 21, 2012 at 3:59:01 pm
in the CalDigit Forum
We have a similar HDPRo 24 SAN. I most say the entire system works amazing well- and it's wicked fast. We've looked a Cache-A and Storage DNA for backup/archive. We just purchased the Storage DNA product and will be installing next week. For
Re: Cache-A Tape Catalog Errors -- Occurence Increasing in Frequency
by Tom Goldberg on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:44:55 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
All LTO drive models can be cleaned with an LTO Universal Cleaning Tape. Do not attempt to use swabs or other manual cleaning methods. We use Fuji, but Sony, Maxell and TDK are all LTO approved manufacturers - LTO tapes with other branding are made
Re: Cache-A Tape Catalog Errors -- Occurence Increasing in Frequency
by Lindsay Simpson on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:50:32 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
Hi Tom, Thank you for your reply. I agree and initially thought an individual tape might be causing the errors. I went ahead and unwrapped a brand new tape and began the process again. Alas, same issues occurring with the same TOC error appear
Re: More gasoline on the fire
by Herb Sevush on Jun 20, 2012 at 6:48:10 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Jeremy Garchow] "I hope that all the assurance you have received for things being developed in the future actually does come true." Me too. If not, I've already delayed my decision making for a year, hopefully something else will come along. [
Re: More gasoline on the fire
by Jeremy Garchow on Jun 20, 2012 at 5:18:53 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Ok, Herb. I hope that all the assurance you have received for things being developed in the future actually does come true. None of this is easy, and in my mind switching to a PC just means you are trading one locked system for another when you s
Re: Drobo's "Beyond RAID"?
by Andrew Richards on Jun 19, 2012 at 12:48:17 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
[Bob Cole] "But I don't really understand their "Beyond RAID" system. Is it trustworthy? Cost-effective?" "BeyondRAID" is Drobo's proprietary software implementation of a few RAID-like approaches to striping and parity that permits the use of diff
Drobo's "Beyond RAID"?
by Bob Cole on Jun 11, 2012 at 9:31:40 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
Great discussions in this forum. Many thanks to all who participate and share their knowledge of this important, somewhat onerous, but necessary topic. This is about backup, not archiving. I need to be able to backup my CalDigit HDOne 8tb RAID5 o
Re: Cache-A Tape Catalog Errors -- Occurence Increasing in Frequency
by Tom Goldberg on Jun 4, 2012 at 10:57:25 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
Lindsay, Not to preclude others users from weighing in here, I'd make a few comments: When one tape is giving you problems and others are not, I'd be inclined to suspect that particular piece of media and try archiving the same data to a differ
Cache-A Tape Catalog Errors -- Occurence Increasing in Frequency
by Lindsay Simpson on Jun 4, 2012 at 5:21:17 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
Hi all, Just curious if any Cache-A users out there are experiencing TOC, or tape catalogy errors on any sort of a regular basis. My understanding from Cache-A is that this type of error is pretty uncommon. I have three TOC errors in three
Re: Point cache to keyframes?
by Adam Trachtenberg on May 30, 2012 at 9:20:00 pm
in the Cinema 4D Forum
Can you post a stripped down file where it isn't working? I tried here and had no problem.
Re: Best practices for Premiere Media Cache files & database?
by Tom Daigon on May 27, 2012 at 12:43:45 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Ann, you have posted a link to a rather lengthy thread. Is there any specific entry in that thread that has significance to our dialog here?
Re: cross platform archiving
by Jeremy Garchow on May 24, 2012 at 8:09:16 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
[Les Fitzpatrick] "As to "extra software," I'm speaking not to software but software support--the annual tithe all the archival solution providers want in perpetuum. It's got to get simple!" We have an LTO4 Cache-A and don't need to pay for suppor
Re: cross platform archiving
by Jeremy Garchow on May 24, 2012 at 7:04:40 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
[Les Fitzpatrick] "There are actually two costs for LTO-5 solutions regardless of whether you employ Bru, Cache-A, SDNA, etc. " Hmm. I was unaware that there's extra software you need for Cache-A. Also, there's no way cloud is remotely pra
Re: cross platform archiving
by Les Fitzpatrick on May 24, 2012 at 5:16:28 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
There are actually two costs for LTO-5 solutions regardless of whether you employ Bru, Cache-A, SDNA, etc. Besides the up-front pricing, you face annual software agreements which are quite pricey. I suspect as the archival industry matures, these ext
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Lindsay Simpson on May 14, 2012 at 3:34:07 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Hi Rolf, Sorry for the confusion, but when I asked about your reply, I was referring to the email correspondence we had begun specifically regarding my systems inability to archive anything from the CatDV plug-in. I responded to your email with
Re: Indexing and Cataloging multiple hard drives.
by Rick Sebeck on May 10, 2012 at 8:18:32 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
I to am looking for a way of cataloging hard drives so I can search for files and then know which drive to mount. We are thinking of adding a Cache-A into the mix to also add a level of back-up. But it would still be cool to know which original dr
Re: Cache-a restore problems
by Mark Billingsby on May 8, 2012 at 4:41:13 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
Cache-a is currently working to try to find a solution. I will post one if they figure it out.
Cache-a restore problems
by Mark Billingsby on May 7, 2012 at 6:25:53 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
I am having problems restoring an LTO-5 tape from a Pro Cache5 device. Using drag-and-drop method as well as full tape restore isn't working. The error we continue to get is "Error: Substituting `.' for empty member name". We tried to restore from a
Re: Terrablock and LTO backup
by Chad Gilmour on May 4, 2012 at 2:35:42 pm
in the Facilis Forum
I suppose I could just call them. I'm also waiting to hear back from a rep that said Facillis is working on a new update that has some sort of built-in interfacing for Cache-A devices.
Re: Terrablock and LTO backup
by Chad Gilmour on May 4, 2012 at 2:24:00 pm
in the Facilis Forum
So I did some digging and I feel a little silly now, we never put the Terrablock on the network to keep it off the internet. So my main question still stands if you can connect a cache-a directly to a Terrablock and have that same cache-a on the net
Re: Terrablock and LTO backup
by Chad Gilmour on May 3, 2012 at 9:48:08 pm
in the Facilis Forum
We have 3 mac's connected to the Terrablock via fiber. I guess I'm wondering if anyone has direct attached a Cache-A LTO device while simultaneously having that same Cache-A LTO device available on the network for other people to access. Also I'd
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Rolf Howarth on May 3, 2012 at 7:06:42 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Sorry, I thought I did reply (see below). We plan to increase the timeout in the next release. [Rolf Howarth] "Using the Cache-A API, CatDV queues a list of files to be restored one by one. Normally adding individual files returns very quickly, so
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Lindsay Simpson on May 2, 2012 at 11:23:39 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Hi Rolf, Just wanted to touch base here as I haven't received a response from the last email I sent you including the system specs you requested. Perhaps my email was caught in your spam filter? I don't mean to seem pushy, I am just eager for s
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Tom Goldberg on May 2, 2012 at 8:26:04 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Jeff, Just a note, not sure why the Cache-A would have hung at pending, but if that kind of thing happens, restarting is undesirable and slow - you are better off going to System Tools page > Utilities tab > Restart Tape Manager button - much qui
News: Cache-A Announces Integration of Archive Appliance Product Line Into Leading SAN & NAS Systems
by Cow News Droid on May 2, 2012 at 5:10:58 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
By Eliminating Client, Digital Media Professionals Can Now Pull Data Directly from Archion, Facilis, Storage Network Solutions and StorNext Systems (Morgan Hill, California--May 2, 2012) Once again responding to customer requests to simplify their
News: Cache-A Announces Integration of Archive Appliance Product Line Into Leading SAN & NAS Systems
by Cow News Droid on May 2, 2012 at 5:10:58 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
News: Cache-A Announces Integration of Archive Appliance Product Line Into Leading SAN & NAS Systems
by Cow News Droid on May 2, 2012 at 5:10:58 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Jeff Schaap on May 2, 2012 at 12:44:15 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Hello All, I have the results from our attempts to do multiple write sessions to the same tape using just the Cache-A interface. Here's what happened: 1) We copied a few files to the staging folder and then dropped them into the vtape. Ejected
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Jeff Schaap on May 1, 2012 at 9:04:34 pm
in the CatDV Forum
[Rolf Howarth] "Normally adding individual files returns very quickly, so there's a timeout of 5sec" So, if there is small delay on the transmission of each file then it wouldn't be abnormal for it to take five or more minutes to transmit 650 "fil
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Rolf Howarth on May 1, 2012 at 8:26:57 pm
in the CatDV Forum
[Jeff Schaap] "There seems to be some sort of issue with CatDV timing out when there is a large amount of files to be restored. Rolf, what exactly is happening at this stage that is causing the system to pause so long? Is it building and transmitting
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Tom Goldberg on May 1, 2012 at 6:40:37 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Right 2.1.15 is the latest and greatest. You can always check for the status of all our releases on our support page and just click on the SW update request button to get an update scheduled for your serial number. Warranty or not, we've always p
Article: NAB 2012: Cache-A
by Debra Kaufman on May 1, 2012 at 6:29:06 pm
in the Indie Film & Documentary Forum
Article: NAB 2012: Cache-A
by Debra Kaufman on May 1, 2012 at 6:29:06 pm
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
Archiving and Back-Up NAB 2012: Cache-A Cache-A Corporation has served NAB-goers with an updated high-performance Power-Cache Archive Server, including the latest version 2.1 software release, which contains a host of powerful features for all the
Article: NAB 2012: Cache-A
by Debra Kaufman on May 1, 2012 at 6:29:06 pm
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
Article: NAB 2012: Cache-A
by Debra Kaufman on May 1, 2012 at 6:29:06 pm
in the HD High-End Forum
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Jeff Schaap on May 1, 2012 at 1:34:44 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Hey All, We did more testing this past week. Rolf, we do seem plagued by the time out problem you mentioned. Here's what we did: 1) We wrote 650 files, about a terabyte's worth, to LTO through CatDV without any issue. 2) We ejected the tape
NAB 2012: Cache-A
by Debra Kaufman on May 1, 2012 at 11:29:06 am
in the Archiving and Back-Up Forum
Cache-A Corporation has served NAB-goers with an updated high-performance Power-Cache Archive Server, including the latest version 2.1 software release, which contains a host of powerful features for all the models.
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Rolf Howarth on May 1, 2012 at 8:33:54 am
in the CatDV Forum
[Jeff Schaap] "Rolf, is there a difference between a software update from Cache-A and the firmware update you are talking about? Tom, how do we know if we have the latest Cache-A firmware (we have software version 2.1.15)? How do we request a firmwar
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Jeff Schaap on Apr 27, 2012 at 2:44:26 pm
in the CatDV Forum
[Rolf Howarth] "it seems that the request to restore files might sometimes not return as quickly as we thought, so we may need to increase an internal timeout value to prevent errors when issuing the restore command." YES. This happened to us the
Re: CatDV to Cache-A archive inconsistencies
by Rolf Howarth on Apr 27, 2012 at 12:24:33 am
in the CatDV Forum
That's a good point about the empty folders. We don't actively track empty folders in our catalog but could probably restore them in the specific case of restoring a P2 volume.
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Rolf Howarth on Apr 27, 2012 at 12:17:28 am
in the CatDV Forum
Sorry to hear about the problems people here are experiencing with the archive plug-in. It's true that spanned volumes are not supported. What Tom says about restoring manually is not quite true however, as CatDV 9 will ask the Cache-A to resto
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Lindsay Simpson on Apr 26, 2012 at 8:17:09 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Okay, so I realize I've been told on a few occasions now by different sources that file/media type shouldn't matter, but I decided to do a bit of testing anyways. I took a single clip from each of our media types and converted each of them into
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by scott tupper on Apr 26, 2012 at 4:28:43 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Jeff, Thanks so much for the extensive testing! I sure hope that either Rolf or Tom can answer your question, "can you perform multiple sessions to the same tape, eject, erase, reinsert tape and perform restore via CATDV?" This in my mind would be
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Lindsay Simpson on Apr 26, 2012 at 4:02:48 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Hi Tom, Thank you for clarifying the restore procedure for CatDV. I will be sure to follow that process, once I have an error-free, successfully archived a catalog. As for the issues that seem to specific to our system, at this point I am at
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Lindsay Simpson on Apr 26, 2012 at 3:43:47 pm
in the CatDV Forum
Ah yes, I understand now. Thanks for clarifying Nate. Lindsay
Re: CatDV Re-archive footage with Cache-A
by Jeff Schaap on Apr 26, 2012 at 2:16:26 am
in the CatDV Forum
Hey All, I just wanted to post an update after we did more tests today. Here's what we did: 1) With CatDV Cache-A plugin wrote a catalog of 91 files (30 GB) to an LTO tape. No logged errors or other problems. 2) We ejected this tape and
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