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Archiware releases one-click archiving tool

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Archiware, manufacturer of the data management software suite Archiware P5, is launching its P5 Archive app and version 5.3 of the Archiware P5 Software Suite, including Snapshot support and LTO-7 capability.

The P5 Archive app is designed to simplify the Archiving process by allowing users to archive and restore files directly from Finder via the right-click context menu, without the need to open P5 Archive itself. Final Cut Pro X projects are archived and restored including all media used in the project.

Archived files and folders are represented by a link file which displays metadata and previews on double-click. Metadata can be added during archiving. All jobs are listed in a monitoring window for verification. The P5 Archive App will be available for Mac OS X initially, with more platforms to follow in the future.

Until May 31st, 2016, an introductory offer with a 50 percent discount is available for a package including the P5 Archive App and 5 Workstation licenses.

Simultaneously, Archiware has released version 5.3 of their core product, the Archiware P5 Suite. Aside from supporting the P5 Archive App, this new version has two major new features.

In Version 5.3, the Synchronize Module supports a functionality of advanced file systems such as ZFS or BtrFS, which is creating a snapshot of the status quo of data. The advantage of this approach is that very little resources are used. Snapshots can be created instantly and the required storage space matches the amount of data that has changed. This functionality enables the user to keep and provide multiple cycles of synchronized data.

Also, P5 version 5.3 has been tested successfully with LTO-7 drives and libraries. Just like with LTO-6, astonishing performance results were achieved, according to the folks at Archiware. In a test setup, the average throughput was 223 MB/sec – 783 GB/hr, running a full backup with tape cloning. For more details about the new features and test results, go here (

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