Importing Sealed Library Archives in Silverstack XT

The import of sealed Library Archives enables you to populate a content complete Silverstack Library into a new Silverstack XT project that includes all assets of the sealed drive or folder. You can benefit from that process by including a Library Archive export when sealing a drive in Silverstack. Additionally the free tool Pomfort SealVerify enables you to perform a completeness and consistency check of the present content. Learn about the process of sealing drives with Silverstack from the article Sealing Drives in Silverstack.

Importing a Sealed Library Archive

Open Silverstack. In the Main Menu go to “File > Import > Sealed Library Archive…”:

Fig. 1: Choose Import > Sealed Library Archive to import a Sealed Library Archive

Fig. 1: Choose Import > Sealed Library Archive to import a Sealed Library Archive

In the open dialog that appears select the sealed folder that contains the Sealed Library Archive along with the Pomfort Seal you want to import .

After clicking “Open” the Seal Information panel opens up:

Fig. 2: The Seal Info for the opened volume

Fig. 2: The Seal Info for the opened volume

The seal information comes from the person who sealed the drive in Silverstack.

Several Actions can be taken from here:

  • Verify Seal: When you have Pomfort SealVerify installed you will be able to verify the integrity of the seal. Click the button to open the drive in Pomfort SealVerify.
  • Remove Seal: You can delete the Pomfort Seal file and the Sealed Library Archive.
  • Re-Seal: Delete the seal and recreate a new one with your own seal information.
  • Import Library: Import the associated Sealed Library Archive (.psla) that populates a Silverstack Library containing the complete content of the sealed drive or folder.

Click the button “Import Library” to start importing the Sealed Library Archive.

The standard library import wizard will guide you through the process of importing the library:

Learn more about this process from the article Library Metadata Exchange.

Sealed Library Archive vs. Library Archive

The Sealed Library Archive basically is a Silverstack Library Archive with additional benefits. As it can only be created in the process of sealing a drive or folder with Silverstack the library will always contain the complete content of the sealed volume. Additionally Pomfort SealVerify can verify the content of the library to assure consistency with the original data.