Archiware P5 Desktop Edition
Archiware P5 Desktop Edition
Archiware P5 Desktop Edition
Archiware P5 Desktop Edition

Archiware P5 Desktop Edition

Regular price $ 1,400.00

Archiware P5 Desktop Edition includes licenses for both P5 Backup and P5 Archive for use with 1x desktop tape drive.

Please contact us regarding library or or dual drive setups for a custom quote.

We do recommend 1-2 hours of PRO Support for installation, configuration and training on the software.  


P5 Backup is software for professional use that can be set up within minutes.

P5 Backup lets you back up server data to disk and tape, as well as the cloud. The module backs up and restores cross-platform on Mac, Windows, Linux, Synology, QNAP and NETGEAR. It works seamlessly with P5 Synchronize and P5 Archive, allowing broad data availability options.


Server backup to disk, tape and the cloud

P5’s server backup is browser based and allows easy configuration, administration and monitoring – regardless of your location. The backup will include all your data as well as extended attributes, permissions, resource forks etc.

Through parallelization, P5 Backup software supports multiple drives, tasks and clients simultaneously. 
Even large data sets can be backed up in the shortest time possible. Backups are interruptible, and will be filled in automatically with the next run. Even partial backups are restorable.

Growing with your requirements, P5’s modular design allows for optimal scaling to fit your needs. There are no limits to possible growth: you can easily add further Archiware products, hardware or media 
to expand your setup. The same hardware can also be used to operate P5 Archive.

As of P5 version 5.6, flexibility and efficiency is extended with the new Backup to the cloud feature. This enables you to access your data more easily, while saving hardware and administration costs. Supported clouds include Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Hitachi S3, Microsoft Azure, Wasabi S3, Backblaze B2 and Generic S3.

Setupgraphik Product P5 Backup 5.5

Easy Restore

P5 Backup software stores your data in a platform-neutral format, allowing you to back up and restore data from and to any platform. Archiware’s block-direct positioning allows for fast restore, no sequential seeking needed. Snapshots offer restores from a particular point in time. The administrator can allow users to search, browse and/or restore from the backup, making Archiware P5 even more flexible to the users' needs.


Files can be encrypted during transfer over a network and/or on the storage media. In addition, P5 also backs up access rights and ACLs of a file. The data is only unencrypted when restored to the workstation. This protects files against unauthorized access after a restore. Access to view a workstation's index of saved files is managed via group-based access rights.


Incremental Backup

Incremental Backup only backs up files which have been added or modified since the last backup run.

Since files are continuously backed up, even during long out-of-office periods, the volume of data for each backup increment remains small. Hence, network and server loads are kept to a minimum.

Offsite safekeeping

Real security for your data can only be achieved through offsite backup. By cloning your backup on a second set of tapes or disks, you are ready for offsite storage for real disaster prevention. Ideally, this second set should be stored in a safe place and not in your primary office. Encryption options protect your 
data during transfer and on the media.

Combine P5 Backup with P5 Synchronize to set up a disk-to-disk-to-tape workflow.


P5 Archive is a long-term storage solution that moves data to disk, tape & the cloud

P5 can be set up within minutes, and works cross platform on Mac, Linux, Windows, Synology, QNAP and NETGEAR. You can restore data on any platform since P5 stores it in a platform-neutral format.


Media Archiving Software

The software’s browser-based interface enables fast and easy configuration, administration and monitoring – regardless of your location.

P5 Archive helps to move data to cost-effective tape media. In the process, expensive server storage can be reclaimed while backup times are reduced. By relieving your network of traffic, you’ll get a better working experience and increased productivity.

As of P5 Archive version 5.6, archiving is possible to Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Hitachi S3, Microsoft Azure, Wasabi S3, Backblaze B2 and Generic S3. Archiving to the cloud saves hardware and administration cost, plus the available storage can be easily extended when the need arises.

As users requirements grow and change, P5’s modular design allows for optimal scaling to fit your specific needs. There are no limits to possible growth: you can easily add further Archiware products, hardware or media to expand your setup. P5 Archive can save data to disk, tape and the cloud, while the same hardware is used by P5 Backup.

Setupgraphik Product P5 Archive 5.5

Offsite Storage

P5 Archive lets you move or migrate data offline to disk, tape and the cloud. You can monitor files, folders and the directory structure to archive files automatically. Fine-grained filtering can be applied to select or exclude files based on name, size, date etc. Data can be cloned to a second tape for offsite storage. Encryption options protect data against non-authorized access both during the transfer and on the media itself.

Archive Using Pool or Object Format

P5 Archive can migrate and archive data offsite using two options: the Pool or Object Format.

Pool Format: includes all the familiar, powerful features of P5 (cloning, migration, etc.). This standard procedure assigns archived data to a Pool consisting of a flexible number of Volumes. The organization and bundling of data into Pools and Volumes creates manageable entities. In the Pool Format, data is exclusively restored through P5. Supported storage formats include tape, disk and the cloud.

Object Format: allows single-file access and share-ability for cooperative workflows. In this format, archived data are stored as individual objects (Files). This mode provides applications and users the option of directly accessing and restoring data archived to the cloud without P5. To enable direct data access, P5 stores data in its original format in the cloud. The link-addresses required for external access are logged by P5. This storage format is only supported in the cloud (Amazon S3, Backblaze, generic S3).

Incremental Archive

Data can also be archived in incremental mode. This way, only new and changed files will be archived, effectively minimizing the growth of the Archive.


Bare Bones Asset Management

P5’s archiving software can function as a bare bones asset management system, e.g. to manage video archives. Features include extendable metadata fields, HTML5 previews and an automatic backup of Archive indexes for effective search and retrieval. Search file types, like images and videos by visual previews.

Archive provides configurable login areas for restricted or direct access to (selected) parts of the archive to browse, search and restore files.

LTFS Import/Export

The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) allows files to be stored on LTO tape and be accessed in a similar fashion to those on disk or removable flash drives. Since LTFS-formatted tapes can be used between different drives/software, they are a useful format for transfer of data between systems and locations.

P5 Archive Version 5.6 supports labelling tapes as LTFS, writing files from local and client filesystems and reading from a tape and writing back to a filesystem. 

The 'LTFS Exchange' section of the UI, within the P5 Archive configuration, provides all of the LTFS configuration and operation options in one convenient place. A formatted and mounted LTFS tape can additionally be selected when restoring data previously archived or backed up using P5 Archive and P5 Backup.

LTFS data exchange is supported initially on macOS and Linux operating systems, with Windows support being added in a future release.

3rd Party Integrations

P5’s scriptable command line interface offers unlimited options for 3rd party integrations. The following options are already available: axleCatDV, CANTEMO Portal™Canto CumulusDALIM ES, EditShare Flowempress eMAMFocalPoint Server, Helios, Kyno, medialoopster, Strawberry by Projective, Metus, and Xinet.

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