Powerful software for managing LTO tape libraries
Ark Tape provides an integrated solution for easy, energy-efficient backup and archiving of media and projects from our EFS shared storage systems. Designed for EditShare's own LTO-8 tape libraries that can include anywhere from 24 to 560 slots, and also compatible with qualified third-party LTO tape libraries, Ark Tape facilitates creation of any number of "Tape Pools" (groups of tapes) – for example, one for your entire organization, one for each customer or project, or separate pools for on-site and off-site. Easily copy or migrate media and related files from "online" to "offline" storage, verify backed up data, and receive notifications when transfers are completed.
Ark Tape jobs are always "incremental"; this means you can start copying files today, run the same job in the future, and only files that have been changed or added are copied. You always have the option of verifying your Ark Tape job immediately after copying files on tape - to ensure the files can be read back successfully. Alternately, run verification jobs months or years later to check on the integrity of your tapes.
Getting files to Ark Tape is a breeze and so is restoring them when you want them online again. Whenever media files are sent to Ark Tape, a proxy file is automatically created so you can view what's on your LTO tapes in Flow Browse. When you restore from Ark Tape, you can either select the exact files you want to restore using the Flow Browse interface, or you can restore entire EditShare Spaces to the exact state they were in on any date when an Ark Job was run.