Archiware GmbH, a developer of data management software, has released version 6.1 of its P5 Data Management Platform featuring a new cross-platform LTFS driver, which provides unparalleled efficiency and convenience with LTFS tapes.
Archiware’s new approach removes the need for the open-source ‘FUSE’ software. This allows direct control of the tape media, while maintaining full ISO/IEC compatibility. Users wishing to archive data to tape, with full indexing, searching, thumbnail generation, and meta-data ingest can now choose between the P5 Native and LTFS format. This is beneficial where interoperability with non-Archiware systems is required.
Archiving to LTFS-formatted tapes using the P5 Archive module is supported on all operating systems.
Archiware P5 version 6.1 is now available as an upgrade or free, fully featured 30-day trial on the Archiware website at http://p5.archiware.com/download
Pure VMware Backup
Archiware has also released version 3.0 of Pure VMware Backup which simplifies backup and restore of virtual machines in the VMware vSphere environment. Installation and setup can be performed within minutes, without the need for in-depth technical expertise.
A key feature of version 3.0 is the support of cloud-based object storage services, such as Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure and others. Backups of virtual machines can now be cloned to the cloud to increase data security.
The new Quick Verification feature reduces verification time for sparsely provisioned virtual disks with unallocated areas. Upon enabling the Quick Verification option, Archiware Pure queries the ESXi host for a list of allocated disk blocks and skips unallocated empty areas.
Improved File Restore enables instant download of an entire folder as a .zip archive. This allows quick browsing of past backup points, as if they are folders on a workstation. Once a file is located, it can quickly be downloaded with a simple mouse click.