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David Roth Weiss
Re: Good God, I need an archiving software solution (FCPX MAC)
on Jan 28, 2016 at 6:45:13 pm

Nothing in our business is completely automatic, however there are innumerable hardware and software solutions that make archiving easier, faster, and safer. However, there's no one who can fight your battle with management if your boss is stuck on the lowest cost, least secure solution, and unwilling to finance a better, more robust, and more secure solution.

At the very least, you should be backing up to two "nearline" hard drives in addition to your online drive/RAID - in this case nearline means hard drives that aren't required to be fast enough for editing, and are thus less expensive than your online storage.

If you routinely reedit older projects and need to store/restore entire projects, then you should be thinking about the most robust longterm archive solution, which is LTO tape backup.

First however, look at the best software solutions and see what's available - The Tolis Group and Archiware offer very nice solutions for both archiving to disk and tape. Check out their solutions and see what works with your workflow, then come back here for further help and discussion - you'll get input from lots of knowledgeable folks, including some of the manufacturers.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist & Workflow Consultant
David Weiss Productions
Los Angeles

David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.

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