When the project is complete and it’s time to wrap, archiving becomes the next critical step in the workflow process...PreRoll Post eases this process.
PreRollPost is an application that automates indexing your video projects and camera originals to long-term Linear Tape Open (LTO tape), Optical Disc Archive (ODA) or a local server. The software takes advantage of the Linear File Transfer System (LTFS), developed by IBM and supported by various tape drive manufacturers, allowing LTO tape to be mounted just like a hard drive.
Using an open source like Linear Tape File System (LTFS) gives you the peace of mind that your long-term storage needs are not only met but exceeded.
PreRoll Post allows you to you back-up / archive to a hard drive and LTO tapes simultaneously whilst creating a visual index, complete with thumbnails, proxies and metadata.
With a user interface that allows for users to browse and select files or 'Drag & Drop' function, archiving is simple and easy. Add individual files, folders or discs.
Though PreRoll post software has been specifically optimised for video files you can archive any file type.
PreRoll Post (Mac) can automatically span tapes if your data exceeds the capacity of one tape. When this happens, the software will attempt to divide the data in a manner that doesn’t create a dependency between tapes. In other words, known video volumes or data folders will not be split between tapes if possible.
Schedule Incremental Backups with PreRoll Post (Mac)
PreRoll Post can make scheduled backups that can be full backups or incremental. Set up one or more watch folder(s), assign the start time, frequency and type of backing up (full or incremental). In incremental mode, each time the backup is invoked the watch folder(s) will be analysed to determine which files are new or different from prior backups and only those will be copied.
Format and mount LTO-6, LTO-7 and LTO-8 tapes
Backup the database of any LTO tapes created.
Search and restore files from any mounted or unmounted LTO tape in the index.