This function copies an asset to the ADA and deletes the original from storage.

  • A clip or set of clips is chosen in CatDV and ‘Archive To ADA’ chosen from the Tools or right click menus.
  • The Archive Additions check that the original asset is on line and is a suitable asset to be archived. Valid and invalid requests are summarised so that appropriate action can be taken.
  • Pressing ‘Submit’ publishes the archive request to CatDV Server (after making sure the CatDV catalog has been saved.
  • The CatDV Worker detects the request and starts communication with ADA to perform the archive.
  • Once the archive has been reported as successful by the ADA, the CatDV Worker will delete the original asset from storage. If the CatDV Worker does not have permission to delete the asset it will mark the clip’s status history to ‘Archived To Tape – Manual Delete Required’. The archivist can then delete those files manually.

The Worker task activity is brief for all archive related functions as the Archive Additions run as separate programs which monitor each process and report between CatDV Server and ADA. A reserved metadata field within CatDV is used to trigger archive related events.

Note that the CatDV client data may need to be refreshed to receive the archive status update.