Offload & Backup

Parallel Offloading

Offloading is the process of adding clips or files to the Silverstack Project Library, while copying them from a camera, field recorder or storage device to one or several backup drives.

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Backup Clips

Silverstack offers the possibility to backup assets that already exist in your Project Library to additional backup drives.

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Managing jobs

    The Jobs panel shows all the running or finished jobs in Silverstack.

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The Copy and Verification Process in Silverstack: Verification Behavior

Silverstack 6.4 and later differentiates two basic types of verification behavior: Included in Copy Job: Verification executed file per file (One Job that copies and verifies [copying file 1, verifying file 1, copying file 2, verifying file 2]) Separate (per Job): Copy all files first in a distinct job and verify them afterwards in another […]

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Reordering and Suspension of Jobs

Scheduled copy and transcoding jobs can be reordered and suspended since Silverstack version 6.2.

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Adding Clips to the Library (Ingest without Copy)

There is a fast solution to create references to video clips in the Project Library in Silverstack.

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Sealing Drives in Silverstack

The sealing functionality allows Silverstack to make a full inventory list of a drive.

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Backup Data to SONY Optical Disk Archive

Silverstack offers the functionality of backing up data to SONY’s Optical Disk Archive technology. You can use the backup function of Silverstack to write assets to the SONY ODA (Optical Disk Archive).

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Offload wizard templates

The Offload Wizard Templates feature is designed to speed up the offloading process by simplifying the steps needed to select different copy destinations and settings.

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Cascading Copy Preferences

When using the Cascading Copy feature, it may be useful to control the execution of “second run” jobs independently, e.g.

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Cascading Copy

  The Cascading Copy offloading mode is designed to free up camera media storage as fast as possible.

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Checksum verification methods

  Silverstack offers multiple verification methods to compare byte by byte the source file with all of its backup copies.

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LTFS backup

Silverstack offers a feature to specifically backup to LTO tapes.

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How does the copy process work in Silverstack?

One of Silverstack’s key features is the fast, checksum-verified backup to multiple destinations.

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MHL Checksum Verification

      Since Silverstack 3.2 the default checksum verification system is the recently developed Media Hash List. With the quick MHL verification tool Silverstack compares byte by byte the source file with all of its backup copies to make sure that no file has been corrupted during the copy process.

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Multiple simultaneous copy jobs in Silverstack

If you have multiple card readers, a card reader with multiple slots or just want to tweak your copy performance you may simply increase the number of files that are copied in parallel, since Silverstack is capable of doing multiple copy jobs and tasks at once.

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Use Silverstack’s clip library for EDL conform

EDL files usually represent a timeline from editing systems such as Avid Media Composer and thus contain an ordered list of clips represented by timecode data and optional reel and clip information.

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Use of path wildcards

Silverstack offers you a very flexible folder renaming feature, which allows you to create a custom folder structure on your offload and backup destinations.

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Factors for data-transfer performance

This article provides insights into available technology for storage devices and interfaces and illuminates the possibilities and consequences of different configurations.

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Analyzing and improving data-transfer performance

Data transfer performance can be a very important issue in time-pressing environments such as scenarios of on-set data wrangling.

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