Hive Archive and Backup Maintenance

Learn how material is backed up and archived on Hive

Price per delegate: €4750

Duration: 2 days

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What will you learn

This course will provide you with an understanding of how material is backed up and archived on Hive. You will learn about the relationship between high resolution (hi-res) material and the low resolution proxy (lo-res) copies used for fast searching and editing. You will also learn about material metadata its scope and relationship to the original hi-res and lo-res material.

You will learn where material is stored, in particular servers or on the cloud. This includes the hi-res and lo-res material, and the material metadata.

You will learn how and where material is backed up and archived. You will learn how archive and backup policies are built, and strategies are designed to ensure servers are not filled to capacity, but still offer fast response to journalists and other system users.

Who should attend

The course is aimed at archivists, and any Hive user who wants to understand how the system archives and backs up material. Delegates should have reasonable prior knowledge of broadcast environments and AV production systems.

Course contents

Hive Operational Overview

The course begins with a brief reminder of the various Hive system elements.

This includes:

  • Identifying the various Hive ‘building blocks’.
  • Identifying the Hive graphics user interfaces.
  • How material flows through Hive.
Hive features and benefits

This part of the course explains some of the improvements made with Hive.

This includes:

  • Solid tried-and-trusted workflow.
  • New from-the-ground-up core software elements.
  • Standardised modular design.
  • Standardised interface.
  • Improved flexibility.
  • Enhanced ingest and archive paths.
  • Metadata entry and search improvements.
  • Ceph object storage system.
  • HA platform and framework.
Convergent Node architecture

This part of the course explains a major part of Hive, the Convergent Node, its inherent architecture and component parts.

This includes:

  • Standardised modular concepts.
  • Working with nodes.
  • Node quantities and system capabilities.
  • Server and bandwidth design.
  • Node elements, function and purpose.
Hive backup & archive principles

This part of the course explains the basic principles and strategy for backing up and archiving material.

This includes:

  • The difference between backup and archive.
  • Understanding backup/archive layers.
  • Explaining hierarchical storage management.
  • Essential HSM operation.
  • Hive backup and archive policies.
  • Setting watermarks.
Working with metadata on Hive

This part of the course looks at metadata administration on Hive, and shows how metadata can be entered, edited, and used when searching for material, and identifying material.

This includes:

  • The Hive metadata dialogues.
  • Adding and editing metadata.
  • Configuring the metadata fields.
  • Tracking metadata in an archive.
Hive archive maintenance

This part of the course explains how to perform essential maintenance of a Hive archive.

This part of the course will match the exact archive hardware within the system.

This includes:

  • HSM maintenance routines.
  • Operating the low level archive interfaces.
  • Understanding ODA archives (optional).
  • Understanding LTO archives (optional).
  • Replacing archive cartridges or tapes.
Courses can be run at various locations. Courses must have a minimum number of attendees in order to run. To discuss the exact location and times available please click ‘Enquire Now’ at the top of the page.