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Archiving to LTO tapes with LTFS software tools provide scalable, long-term storage that is highly reliable and protects your complete projects for years to come.
Create LTFS compliant archives to
hard disk or LTO tapes simultaneously.

 

Format and mount LTO tapes
for any LTO 8, 7 or 6 drive.

 

Choose from multiple
verification options.

 

Clone exact copies of tapes
for a true 2 tape archive.

 

Generate reports
for each archive.

 

Backup the database
of any LTO tapes created.

 

Add notes to archive reports
before writing to LTO tape.

 

Set up notifications
for archiving progress.

 

View job details in real time
including the verification process.

 

Search and restore files from any
mounted or unmounted tape in the index.

 

MacOS 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 or 10.11 or 10.10 
4 GB of RAM
16 GB of free hard-disk space
Internet access required for automated product activation
This is a single CPU application (may only be used on one computer at a time).
Demo Limitations: 10 sample archive sessions max. Web access required.
10-29-2018 v2018.1.1
  • Includes 12 months of updates
  • New activation
6-26-2018 v2.7.5
  • Fixed timer related functions including automated database backups
  • Updated installer to include links to manufacturer sites for SAS drivers
  • Added latest FUSE and LTFS drivers, including LTO-8 and OSX 10.13
  • Changed Video Settings dialog to reflect PrimeTranscoder interaction
  • Set default to automatically update index by LTO periodically instead of end of archive
5-8-2018 v2.7.4
  • Updated various drivers for OSX 10.13
2-5-2018 v2.7.3
  • Added LTO-8 options to installer
  • Updated LTFS & FUSE for various LTO drives
  • Fixed Remaining Space display bug for tapes capacities
10-13-2017 v2.7.1
  • Added Hockey app "feedback" option to capture system details when needed
  • Fixed bug causing slow database updating.
  • Fixed scheduling bug where incorrect events couldn't be removed.
  • Changed video proxy choices to import from Prime (or ProxyMill only). Removed option for 5-second lists.
  • Fixed bug where session notes were not being retained when input before backup begins.
  • Changed link to Discovery channel web metadata editor page.
  • OSX 10.13 verified. Updated Users Guide/Help included.
9-7-2017 v2.7.0
  • New default verification type added "LTO Built-in CRC" relies upon hardware byte-byte read after write.
  • Updated LTFS drivers for all LTO manufacturers
  • Updated latest Sony ODA driver for Gen 2 ODA drives
  • New installer--removed LTO-5 drivers (but this verison may work with LTO-5 drives provided the LTFS is installed from the manufacturer.)
  • Added back OSX 10.10 compatibility.  
6-29-2017 v2.6.4.1
Installer change only:
  • Restricting 2.6.4 for use with OSX 10.11 or 10.12. Those with 10.10 should install v2.6.1 as later macFUSE isn't compatible with 10.10 and earlier
  • Removed ProxyMill and HDVU2 from the installer.
1-12-2017 v2.6.4
  • Updates for MacOS 10.12 including latest LTFS and MacFuse (OSXFuse) drivers
3-17-2016 v2.6.1  
  • Changed tape formatting to uncompressed mode only
1-13-2016 v2.6.0
  • Auto eject on complete verification. This can be enabled by checking the box "Unmount on successful archive" in the locations settings tab.
  • HP LTO 7 support
  • Increased speed of archive and checksumming for 'fast media'.
  • Sony ODA archives additional file/folder 'illegal characters' error checking.
11-20-2015 v2.5.8
Installer Changes for LTO-7 Support:
  • Updated to newest IBM LTFS build
  • Updated to newest OSXFuse build
    (no PreRollPost application changes needed)
10-30-2016 v2.5.7
  • Updated for latest Sony ODA firmware/software (ODA SW v3.3 and the drive FW is 1.63) to detect device properly
  • Added drivers for the mTape Thunderbolt-2 drive
  • Installer targets OSX 10.9 and higher only (dropped 10.8 support)
  • Fixed issue for Discovery Mode and Discovery Tape Verifier where latest LTFS was incorrectly reporting location of the Metadata.xml file (which should move automatically to the Index partition upon unmount).  
10-2-2015 V2.5.6
Installer Changes:
  • Now compatible with OSX El Capitan (10.11) with updated version of OSXFuse 2.8.1 & IBM LTFS.
Fixes:
  • Fixed an error where certain media could cause problems with auto 'Determine video type' setting.
8-10-2015 V2.5.5
Installer Changes:
  • Newest versions of HP and Tandberg LTFS are now in the installer
  • MagStor is now an option in the installer
  • Unitex USB 3 is now an option in the installer
  • Removed Panasonic codecs from installer (no longer needed with HDVU2)
Fixes:
  • Fixed an error where the app would say you had the incorrect version of ltfs on hp systems if a tape was not inserted.
  • Fixed error causing a false collision detection (especially relevant to Discovery tapes).
  • Fixed an issue where certain files would cause the preview phase to freeze when getting metadata of a file.  
Additions:
  • Added feature to list the files causing a collision if a naming collision is detected.
  • Added new option in settings->target "Create Backup For Each Target" This settings will split each backup to lto into its own replication. This will help people backing up to two lto drives that are not the same speed.
  • Added additional checks to ensure that an item in the retrieval interface did not have an invalid name.
6-11-2015 v2.5.4
  • Added back OSX 10.8 support (which is no longer a target platform from latest Xcode); and added safeguards to prevent crashing when trying to use certain functions such as email.
5-20-2015 v2.5.3
  • Updated Help & Users Guide
  • Added ability to drag and drop multiple items in the archive preview window
  • Discovery mode Graphics Master will now add (Footage) folders if an after effects project is found but a footage folder doesn't exist
  • Installer has been optimized and supporting software updated.
  • Fixed issue where on large archives memory would spike at the end of the backup
  • Clarified end of backup text (removed rewinding tape with adding to database)
  • Fixes issue where file collision errors would be generated erroneously under certain circumstances while in discovery mode.
  • Fixed GUI labeling bug with discovery mode footage master.
  • Additional safe guards for to warn if it is a permission problem exists, or fixes it if it is a database corruption issue.
  • Fixed issue where renaming a category or a drive would not persist through application launches.
2-20-2015 v2.5.2
Features:
  • XXHash Checksum has been added as option
Fixes:
  • Fixed a Discovery Footage Master problem where stereo_3D was not reporting correctly.
  • Command Q will now properly ask the user if they are sure they want to quit when pressed during an archival.
  • Fixed issue where moving a recently created drive into a category could cause a crash.
  • Fixed issue where an archival with a 0 byte size file could cause an lto tape to be unable to unmount.
2-2-2015 V2.5.0
  • New SQLite database model to suport large data sets (e.g. RAW archives). Migration tools for prior users included--automatically backs up old database before conversion.
  • Much faster database writing, loading of application, and searching due to new database.
  • All new Retrieve window. Added Right Click options on tapes & drives to easily add categories, move, rename, delete and import tape indices. Added USB3 UNITEX support.
  • Added Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA) support.
  • Added link to Discovery's new XML generation website, and updated compliance with Specs 2.2.0.
  • Verifier will now do proper checks for the new Audio folder
  • New formats have been added to the metadata editor
  • Fixed issue where GFX format verifier would improperly flag MD5 as an invalid extension
  • The 'automatically begin backup' feature has been disabled when in any Discovery mode to allow user to adjust category information.
  • Added option to automaticaly reverify failed items.
  • New Symbolic Link file options on the Settings>Locations dialog. User may now include linked files in the archive, remove links or ignore broken links. These options are very helpful to those archiving NLE project files that invariably include media links.  
  • Fixed various spelling errors.
  • Installer will now fix database permission errors if any are present.
  • Installer now has updated versions of ltfs and osxfuse.
  • Installer now only supports OSX 10.8 and higher
  • New PRP icon and buttons throughout (optimized for Retina and 5k displays). Also new HD-VU2 installer included.
  • Advanced Reports are now available by clicking the report button in the detail pane. Export in either CSV or HTML. Removed Print option.
  • Allows two computer ID activations
  • Prevents hibernation of computer while PRP is active.
  • No longer writes PRP index file to tape which greatly speeds up finishing of tape creation.
  • Fixed issue where error logs could contain multiple descriptions for same error.
  • LTO Tape deck detection has been optimized and the application will no longer “Beachball” on unmount or other long running LTO operations
10-1-2014 v2.4.1
  • Fixed issue where the application could crash when identifying very specific quicktime files.
  • Fixed issue where discovery metadata editor would have the wrong value for "Included Graphics" in the program master (yes/no)
  • Fixed issue where incremental backup could crash when backup began.
  • Fixed issue where the database backup feature could crash under certain operating system
  • Fixed issue where the last item in the backup details would not show its current status
  • Fixed issue where the error message for no tape being inserted was incorrect
  • Added estimated space remaining to the mount window, space is updated at the end of every backup.
  • Improvements to application reducing its memory footprint  
9-22-2014 v2.4.0 & v2.3.2
  • Both versions fix an issue where recovery time on certain lto tapes was taking longer than was optimal.
  • Version 2.4.0 only: Yosemite(10.10) is now supported in both PreRollPost and its installer
  • Lion (10.7) is no longer supported in PreRollPost, installer will now install the last working version of PreRollPost that still works on Lion.
7-24-2014 v2.3.1
  • Added mTape firmware driver to installer.
  • Fixed issue where P2 footage with no starting time code would cause a crash when detecting video footage during the indexing process
  • Fixed issue where Spanning feature would not prompt for the next tape after the first backup
  • Fixed issue where Spanning feature could get too close to the tape's size limit
  • Fixed OSX 10.7 compatibility issues
  • Added database update warning during first launch (not to Quit the application while it's modifying the SQLite database structure)
  • Added updated IBM LTFS installers
  • Updated LTO connection help to reflect mTape users
  • New ProxyMill included with updated PRP output option to import full-length proxies previously made without performing MD5 checksums.  
7-2-2014 v2.3.0
  • GUI refresh problem solved by replacing details window with circluar progress indicators. Freezing UI was being caused by small file backups that were happening too fast and essentially colliding when trying to update the UI.
  • Updated Tandberg LTFS and OSXFuse 2.7.0 installers.
  • Discovery Channel modes: Category folder names with trailing space character was causing errors in LINUX.
  • Some of the interface text and buttons not resizing properly with the window.
  • When retrieving from tape the main window title changed to “Retrieve Progress” — Title bar also changed to update to the current operation.
  • Prevent computer sleeping if PRP is running (hibernation kills LTFS and beachballs PRP) as much as possible.
  • Backup window can be closed during a backup without canceling the backup.
  • Target window has been futer optimized and redesigned. Details are now hidden in their own option on the backup window
  • Add "kind" option to reports
  • Add ability to print reports of items not mounted
  • Allow retrieve queuing of offline items and prompt to mount tapes as needed
  • Target window has been optimzied and redesigned to improve performance and remove the chance of a crash during a dual backup.
  • Redesigned window fixes the problem where the application could look unresponsive during verification. KNOWN ISSUES
  • Symbolic links were displaying a copy error. Now they show a symbolic link 'warning' (instead of error).
  • Fixed integration with ProxyMill (v4.2.1) for making full length clips and MD5 checkums
  • Fixed issue where the log files of the database were not being backuped as well as the core data store when a migration occured.
  • OSX 10.8 was causing slow tape mount repsonses and subsquent PRP crash. Increased response wait time to prevent crashes.
  • Scheduled backups occassionally would double fire causing conflicts.
  • Added a Setting to auotmatically clear queue after a backup is complete. (Previously items remain in the queue which can cause confusion and double backups, etc.)
  • Proper error message displays added for waiting on mTape to unmount, and if Index LTFS Generic Tape button is pressed more than once.
  • Added (?) explanation of 'Optimize Tape Locations' under Settings>Local Indices
  • Changed the error message when a file fails to copy...to be more descriptive of number and names of problematic files.
4-23-2014 v2.2.3
  • Added mTape (by mLogic) LTFS installer
  • Updated Tandberg LTFS installer
  • Added tape auto recovery mode for power loss for IBM decks
  • Added General Tape Recovery Utility to assist in mounting damaged tapes
  • Changed the data migration for the SQLITE file to repair possible issues with v2.2.1 -> higher.
1-30-2014 v2.2.2
  • Restored ability to select verification options other than MD5 (accidentally restricted with implementation of Discovery modes which always require MD5)
  • Fixed tape numbering dialog to allow overriding the default auto-numbering. -Fixed bug in tape spanning dialog that would continue copying when you clicked Abort.
1-17-2014 v2.2.1
  • Additional error checking for fiber channel lto decks.
  • Fixed crash where certain empty files could cause the application to quit unexpectedly.
  • Fixed bug where tape size remaining no longer showed on the report
  • Fixed an issue where the retrieval process could take much longer than required to retrieve items.
  • Fixed an issue where the retrieval process used more memory than was required.
  • Added SMS texting option in place of SMTP email (for Mavericks compliance)   Changes to the Discovery XML Editor
  • Episode number is now enforced to be a number from 000 to 999  
Added a Discovery tape verifier, in addition to the checks that were already present:
  • Added Discovery Graphics and Program Master creation options  
  • For Graphics Masters:
    • GFX Directory at top level must exist.
    • GFX Directory must contain only .MOV,.TIF,.TIFF,.AEP,.TXT files
    • If there is an AEP file it will now require a (Footage) folder in the same directory
  • For Program Masters:
    • Unexpected fields in Metadata.xml are now reported and error appropriately.
    • Volume Name of PropertyId_EpisodeNumber is now checked
    • GFX directory checking is now linked to the value “GFX Included” in the Metadata.xml
    • A MAIN file with the name PropertyID_EpisodeNum.MOV is now required to be in the MAIN folder
NOT included (that were mentioned in Discovery's list) are as follows:
  • Program Master:
    • All extension files are not checked for proper name
    • The “Essence” checks are not preformed on the main file. To enable a new format go to settings and under the locations tab there is a new pull down menu under Discovery mode enabled that allows you to choose the proper master type. When chosen, these options will change the offload preview window to allow for offload customization to fit the proper format. It will also allow PreRollPost to create the proper checksum files within each directory (Assure that MD5 is your chosen checksum at this time).  
11-4-2013 v2.2.0
  • Added new OSXFUSE and IBM LTFS to installer
  • Can now search on the additional metadata collected during backup.
  • Optimized in case of super large database files (millions of records).
  • Updated search/retreival GUI to allow filtering for less cluttered view.
  • Mavericks tested.
  • Post offload logs are now generate able for tapes and sessions in CSV and HTML format.
  • Additional metadata about files is now collected if the "Determine video type for each file to be sent to backup" is selected under settings -> videos. (ex: timecode, drop frame, dimensions)
  • Logs now collect more information about the source file.
  • In retrieval window you can now specify to show only drives mounted, only hard disk, only tape, or only drives used in the last month.
  • Optimize tape locations added for people with slow recovery times (Note this should ONLY be used if you are having a slow recovery time)
  • Tape recovery features added for when a tape goes into an inconsistent state due to an improper dismount or ejection.
  • Tape spanning is now supported.
  • Tape cloning is now fully supported.
Fixes:
  • Recover from backup now will properly recover a backup file that was heavily compressed. * Discovery Field Footage mode was incorrectly writing to the data partition, now put into the proper index partition and one missing field name parameter added back.
8-26-2013 v2.1.3
  • New option to clone tapes (or just copy files from one tape to another).
  • Added an option while mounting to eject the tape on unmount.
  • Changed the retrieval window to order files in the same order finder does.
  • Fixed issue where creation date in retrieval window shows incorrect date (This will be correct for all new offloads)
  • Ability to copy hidden files. Ability to write the files to the tape in order of name instead of size.
8-5-2013 v2.1.2
  • Fixed a bug where the application could crash upon launch under rare circumstances.
  • Discovery Metadata
  • Added date created field to the Discovery Metadata XML editor.
  • Fixed issue where the in app Discovery Metadata Editor would not save metadata.xml to the index partition.
Note: If using a tool to verify index partition the tape must first be unmounted and remounted.  
7-25-2013 v2.1.1
  • Incremental Backups now replaces the previous Scheduled Backup dialog. You can now initiate a (watch folder) location and designate only new or changed items be backed up at the scheduled intervals.
  • Under Settings/Video you can set specific file types to include when 'searching for videos' to create indices (proxies). This new option vasting improves indexing speed and overall backup times.
  • Under Retrieve/Search tab, select a Tape to expose a new Report option. You can see all files and sessions and information related to the archive and save the Report as HTML or CSV file which can be printed.
6-24-2013 v2.1.0
-- This is a MAJOR update from prior versions. Since the backend SQLite file changes it's strongly recommended that you backup the History file before updating (see Settings/Local Indices). Once updated you'll not be able to downgrade. --
Features:
  • PreRollPost has a new, better look.
  • New preview screen that gives you more details about the offload you are about to do and gives the option for a last minute customization of what is included in the offload.
  • LTFS control of two tape drives allows dual backups.
  • Discovery Mode: Enabling this mode will change some of PreRollPost's functionality to comply with discovery's footage delivery specifications. This feature will allow you to format the tapes in the format Discovery dictates as well as auto detect where your footage should be stored on the tape and finally write the Metadata.xml file for you.
  • A metadata editor is now available via the PreRollPost menu for quick Metadata.xml editing.
  • Non-compliant NFTS characters will now be replaced with underscores [_] on the tape drive, illegal characters will be reinserted upon a retrieval done with PreRollPost.
  • Checksums SHA256 and SHA512 have been added
  • Added the ability to customize proxy location. Full ProxyMill integration in creating proxies, this adds reliability and speed.
Fixes:
  • Fixed Mounting and Formatting problems with various LTO Tape Decks
  • Fixed issue where PreRollPost would continuously ask for a tape to be indexed when it was mounted for the first time
  • Retrieve sort fixed and files onto tape optimized
2-6-2013 V2.0.0
  • Updated main app for LTO-6 compatibility.
  • Also now has ability to use LTO-6 drives with LTO-5 tapes.
  • Changed full installer to give LTFS choices between LTO-6 & LTO-5 drivers
  • Added updated User Guide
  • Made Settings modal--so you can't change during a backup session
  • Faster Email function timeout if unable to connect (previously gave beachball)
  • Misc GUI spell corrections and dialog alignments
1-10-2013 V1.0.4
  • Fixed memory leak during long backups
  • Intermittent GUI conflicts in Retrieve dialog
  • Optimized memory blocks for tape writing
  • Added automated naming suggestions  
12-6-2012 V1.0.3
  • Changed index rules to speed up writing small files to tape
  • Fixed Mount and Format bugs
Archiving to LTO tapes with LTFS software tools provide scalable, long-term storage that is highly reliable and protects your complete projects for years to come.
Create LTFS compliant archives to
hard disk or LTO tapes simultaneously.

 

Format and mount LTO tapes
for any LTO 8, 7 or 6 drive.

 

Choose from multiple
verification options.

 

Clone exact copies of tapes
for a true 2 tape archive.

 

Generate reports
for each archive.

 

Backup the database
of any LTO tapes created.

 

Add notes to archive reports
before writing to LTO tape.

 

Set up notifications
for archiving progress.

 

View job details in real time
including the verification process.

 

Search and restore files from any
mounted or unmounted tape in the index.

 

MacOS 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 or 10.11 or 10.10 
4 GB of RAM
16 GB of free hard-disk space
Internet access required for automated product activation
This is a single CPU application (may only be used on one computer at a time).
Demo Limitations: 10 sample archive sessions max. Web access required.
10-29-2018 v2018.1.1
  • Includes 12 months of updates
  • New activation
6-26-2018 v2.7.5
  • Fixed timer related functions including automated database backups
  • Updated installer to include links to manufacturer sites for SAS drivers
  • Added latest FUSE and LTFS drivers, including LTO-8 and OSX 10.13
  • Changed Video Settings dialog to reflect PrimeTranscoder interaction
  • Set default to automatically update index by LTO periodically instead of end of archive
5-8-2018 v2.7.4
  • Updated various drivers for OSX 10.13
2-5-2018 v2.7.3
  • Added LTO-8 options to installer
  • Updated LTFS & FUSE for various LTO drives
  • Fixed Remaining Space display bug for tapes capacities
10-13-2017 v2.7.1
  • Added Hockey app "feedback" option to capture system details when needed
  • Fixed bug causing slow database updating.
  • Fixed scheduling bug where incorrect events couldn't be removed.
  • Changed video proxy choices to import from Prime (or ProxyMill only). Removed option for 5-second lists.
  • Fixed bug where session notes were not being retained when input before backup begins.
  • Changed link to Discovery channel web metadata editor page.
  • OSX 10.13 verified. Updated Users Guide/Help included.
9-7-2017 v2.7.0
  • New default verification type added "LTO Built-in CRC" relies upon hardware byte-byte read after write.
  • Updated LTFS drivers for all LTO manufacturers
  • Updated latest Sony ODA driver for Gen 2 ODA drives
  • New installer--removed LTO-5 drivers (but this verison may work with LTO-5 drives provided the LTFS is installed from the manufacturer.)
  • Added back OSX 10.10 compatibility.  
6-29-2017 v2.6.4.1
Installer change only:
  • Restricting 2.6.4 for use with OSX 10.11 or 10.12. Those with 10.10 should install v2.6.1 as later macFUSE isn't compatible with 10.10 and earlier
  • Removed ProxyMill and HDVU2 from the installer.
1-12-2017 v2.6.4
  • Updates for MacOS 10.12 including latest LTFS and MacFuse (OSXFuse) drivers
3-17-2016 v2.6.1  
  • Changed tape formatting to uncompressed mode only
1-13-2016 v2.6.0
  • Auto eject on complete verification. This can be enabled by checking the box "Unmount on successful archive" in the locations settings tab.
  • HP LTO 7 support
  • Increased speed of archive and checksumming for 'fast media'.
  • Sony ODA archives additional file/folder 'illegal characters' error checking.
11-20-2015 v2.5.8
Installer Changes for LTO-7 Support:
  • Updated to newest IBM LTFS build
  • Updated to newest OSXFuse build
    (no PreRollPost application changes needed)
10-30-2016 v2.5.7
  • Updated for latest Sony ODA firmware/software (ODA SW v3.3 and the drive FW is 1.63) to detect device properly
  • Added drivers for the mTape Thunderbolt-2 drive
  • Installer targets OSX 10.9 and higher only (dropped 10.8 support)
  • Fixed issue for Discovery Mode and Discovery Tape Verifier where latest LTFS was incorrectly reporting location of the Metadata.xml file (which should move automatically to the Index partition upon unmount).  
10-2-2015 V2.5.6
Installer Changes:
  • Now compatible with OSX El Capitan (10.11) with updated version of OSXFuse 2.8.1 & IBM LTFS.
Fixes:
  • Fixed an error where certain media could cause problems with auto 'Determine video type' setting.
8-10-2015 V2.5.5
Installer Changes:
  • Newest versions of HP and Tandberg LTFS are now in the installer
  • MagStor is now an option in the installer
  • Unitex USB 3 is now an option in the installer
  • Removed Panasonic codecs from installer (no longer needed with HDVU2)
Fixes:
  • Fixed an error where the app would say you had the incorrect version of ltfs on hp systems if a tape was not inserted.
  • Fixed error causing a false collision detection (especially relevant to Discovery tapes).
  • Fixed an issue where certain files would cause the preview phase to freeze when getting metadata of a file.  
Additions:
  • Added feature to list the files causing a collision if a naming collision is detected.
  • Added new option in settings->target "Create Backup For Each Target" This settings will split each backup to lto into its own replication. This will help people backing up to two lto drives that are not the same speed.
  • Added additional checks to ensure that an item in the retrieval interface did not have an invalid name.
6-11-2015 v2.5.4
  • Added back OSX 10.8 support (which is no longer a target platform from latest Xcode); and added safeguards to prevent crashing when trying to use certain functions such as email.
5-20-2015 v2.5.3
  • Updated Help & Users Guide
  • Added ability to drag and drop multiple items in the archive preview window
  • Discovery mode Graphics Master will now add (Footage) folders if an after effects project is found but a footage folder doesn't exist
  • Installer has been optimized and supporting software updated.
  • Fixed issue where on large archives memory would spike at the end of the backup
  • Clarified end of backup text (removed rewinding tape with adding to database)
  • Fixes issue where file collision errors would be generated erroneously under certain circumstances while in discovery mode.
  • Fixed GUI labeling bug with discovery mode footage master.
  • Additional safe guards for to warn if it is a permission problem exists, or fixes it if it is a database corruption issue.
  • Fixed issue where renaming a category or a drive would not persist through application launches.
2-20-2015 v2.5.2
Features:
  • XXHash Checksum has been added as option
Fixes:
  • Fixed a Discovery Footage Master problem where stereo_3D was not reporting correctly.
  • Command Q will now properly ask the user if they are sure they want to quit when pressed during an archival.
  • Fixed issue where moving a recently created drive into a category could cause a crash.
  • Fixed issue where an archival with a 0 byte size file could cause an lto tape to be unable to unmount.
2-2-2015 V2.5.0
  • New SQLite database model to suport large data sets (e.g. RAW archives). Migration tools for prior users included--automatically backs up old database before conversion.
  • Much faster database writing, loading of application, and searching due to new database.
  • All new Retrieve window. Added Right Click options on tapes & drives to easily add categories, move, rename, delete and import tape indices. Added USB3 UNITEX support.
  • Added Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA) support.
  • Added link to Discovery's new XML generation website, and updated compliance with Specs 2.2.0.
  • Verifier will now do proper checks for the new Audio folder
  • New formats have been added to the metadata editor
  • Fixed issue where GFX format verifier would improperly flag MD5 as an invalid extension
  • The 'automatically begin backup' feature has been disabled when in any Discovery mode to allow user to adjust category information.
  • Added option to automaticaly reverify failed items.
  • New Symbolic Link file options on the Settings>Locations dialog. User may now include linked files in the archive, remove links or ignore broken links. These options are very helpful to those archiving NLE project files that invariably include media links.  
  • Fixed various spelling errors.
  • Installer will now fix database permission errors if any are present.
  • Installer now has updated versions of ltfs and osxfuse.
  • Installer now only supports OSX 10.8 and higher
  • New PRP icon and buttons throughout (optimized for Retina and 5k displays). Also new HD-VU2 installer included.
  • Advanced Reports are now available by clicking the report button in the detail pane. Export in either CSV or HTML. Removed Print option.
  • Allows two computer ID activations
  • Prevents hibernation of computer while PRP is active.
  • No longer writes PRP index file to tape which greatly speeds up finishing of tape creation.
  • Fixed issue where error logs could contain multiple descriptions for same error.
  • LTO Tape deck detection has been optimized and the application will no longer “Beachball” on unmount or other long running LTO operations
10-1-2014 v2.4.1
  • Fixed issue where the application could crash when identifying very specific quicktime files.
  • Fixed issue where discovery metadata editor would have the wrong value for "Included Graphics" in the program master (yes/no)
  • Fixed issue where incremental backup could crash when backup began.
  • Fixed issue where the database backup feature could crash under certain operating system
  • Fixed issue where the last item in the backup details would not show its current status
  • Fixed issue where the error message for no tape being inserted was incorrect
  • Added estimated space remaining to the mount window, space is updated at the end of every backup.
  • Improvements to application reducing its memory footprint  
9-22-2014 v2.4.0 & v2.3.2
  • Both versions fix an issue where recovery time on certain lto tapes was taking longer than was optimal.
  • Version 2.4.0 only: Yosemite(10.10) is now supported in both PreRollPost and its installer
  • Lion (10.7) is no longer supported in PreRollPost, installer will now install the last working version of PreRollPost that still works on Lion.
7-24-2014 v2.3.1
  • Added mTape firmware driver to installer.
  • Fixed issue where P2 footage with no starting time code would cause a crash when detecting video footage during the indexing process
  • Fixed issue where Spanning feature would not prompt for the next tape after the first backup
  • Fixed issue where Spanning feature could get too close to the tape's size limit
  • Fixed OSX 10.7 compatibility issues
  • Added database update warning during first launch (not to Quit the application while it's modifying the SQLite database structure)
  • Added updated IBM LTFS installers
  • Updated LTO connection help to reflect mTape users
  • New ProxyMill included with updated PRP output option to import full-length proxies previously made without performing MD5 checksums.  
7-2-2014 v2.3.0
  • GUI refresh problem solved by replacing details window with circluar progress indicators. Freezing UI was being caused by small file backups that were happening too fast and essentially colliding when trying to update the UI.
  • Updated Tandberg LTFS and OSXFuse 2.7.0 installers.
  • Discovery Channel modes: Category folder names with trailing space character was causing errors in LINUX.
  • Some of the interface text and buttons not resizing properly with the window.
  • When retrieving from tape the main window title changed to “Retrieve Progress” — Title bar also changed to update to the current operation.
  • Prevent computer sleeping if PRP is running (hibernation kills LTFS and beachballs PRP) as much as possible.
  • Backup window can be closed during a backup without canceling the backup.
  • Target window has been futer optimized and redesigned. Details are now hidden in their own option on the backup window
  • Add "kind" option to reports
  • Add ability to print reports of items not mounted
  • Allow retrieve queuing of offline items and prompt to mount tapes as needed
  • Target window has been optimzied and redesigned to improve performance and remove the chance of a crash during a dual backup.
  • Redesigned window fixes the problem where the application could look unresponsive during verification. KNOWN ISSUES
  • Symbolic links were displaying a copy error. Now they show a symbolic link 'warning' (instead of error).
  • Fixed integration with ProxyMill (v4.2.1) for making full length clips and MD5 checkums
  • Fixed issue where the log files of the database were not being backuped as well as the core data store when a migration occured.
  • OSX 10.8 was causing slow tape mount repsonses and subsquent PRP crash. Increased response wait time to prevent crashes.
  • Scheduled backups occassionally would double fire causing conflicts.
  • Added a Setting to auotmatically clear queue after a backup is complete. (Previously items remain in the queue which can cause confusion and double backups, etc.)
  • Proper error message displays added for waiting on mTape to unmount, and if Index LTFS Generic Tape button is pressed more than once.
  • Added (?) explanation of 'Optimize Tape Locations' under Settings>Local Indices
  • Changed the error message when a file fails to copy...to be more descriptive of number and names of problematic files.
4-23-2014 v2.2.3
  • Added mTape (by mLogic) LTFS installer
  • Updated Tandberg LTFS installer
  • Added tape auto recovery mode for power loss for IBM decks
  • Added General Tape Recovery Utility to assist in mounting damaged tapes
  • Changed the data migration for the SQLITE file to repair possible issues with v2.2.1 -> higher.
1-30-2014 v2.2.2
  • Restored ability to select verification options other than MD5 (accidentally restricted with implementation of Discovery modes which always require MD5)
  • Fixed tape numbering dialog to allow overriding the default auto-numbering. -Fixed bug in tape spanning dialog that would continue copying when you clicked Abort.
1-17-2014 v2.2.1
  • Additional error checking for fiber channel lto decks.
  • Fixed crash where certain empty files could cause the application to quit unexpectedly.
  • Fixed bug where tape size remaining no longer showed on the report
  • Fixed an issue where the retrieval process could take much longer than required to retrieve items.
  • Fixed an issue where the retrieval process used more memory than was required.
  • Added SMS texting option in place of SMTP email (for Mavericks compliance)   Changes to the Discovery XML Editor
  • Episode number is now enforced to be a number from 000 to 999  
Added a Discovery tape verifier, in addition to the checks that were already present:
  • Added Discovery Graphics and Program Master creation options  
  • For Graphics Masters:
    • GFX Directory at top level must exist.
    • GFX Directory must contain only .MOV,.TIF,.TIFF,.AEP,.TXT files
    • If there is an AEP file it will now require a (Footage) folder in the same directory
  • For Program Masters:
    • Unexpected fields in Metadata.xml are now reported and error appropriately.
    • Volume Name of PropertyId_EpisodeNumber is now checked
    • GFX directory checking is now linked to the value “GFX Included” in the Metadata.xml
    • A MAIN file with the name PropertyID_EpisodeNum.MOV is now required to be in the MAIN folder
NOT included (that were mentioned in Discovery's list) are as follows:
  • Program Master:
    • All extension files are not checked for proper name
    • The “Essence” checks are not preformed on the main file. To enable a new format go to settings and under the locations tab there is a new pull down menu under Discovery mode enabled that allows you to choose the proper master type. When chosen, these options will change the offload preview window to allow for offload customization to fit the proper format. It will also allow PreRollPost to create the proper checksum files within each directory (Assure that MD5 is your chosen checksum at this time).  
11-4-2013 v2.2.0
  • Added new OSXFUSE and IBM LTFS to installer
  • Can now search on the additional metadata collected during backup.
  • Optimized in case of super large database files (millions of records).
  • Updated search/retreival GUI to allow filtering for less cluttered view.
  • Mavericks tested.
  • Post offload logs are now generate able for tapes and sessions in CSV and HTML format.
  • Additional metadata about files is now collected if the "Determine video type for each file to be sent to backup" is selected under settings -> videos. (ex: timecode, drop frame, dimensions)
  • Logs now collect more information about the source file.
  • In retrieval window you can now specify to show only drives mounted, only hard disk, only tape, or only drives used in the last month.
  • Optimize tape locations added for people with slow recovery times (Note this should ONLY be used if you are having a slow recovery time)
  • Tape recovery features added for when a tape goes into an inconsistent state due to an improper dismount or ejection.
  • Tape spanning is now supported.
  • Tape cloning is now fully supported.
Fixes:
  • Recover from backup now will properly recover a backup file that was heavily compressed. * Discovery Field Footage mode was incorrectly writing to the data partition, now put into the proper index partition and one missing field name parameter added back.
8-26-2013 v2.1.3
  • New option to clone tapes (or just copy files from one tape to another).
  • Added an option while mounting to eject the tape on unmount.
  • Changed the retrieval window to order files in the same order finder does.
  • Fixed issue where creation date in retrieval window shows incorrect date (This will be correct for all new offloads)
  • Ability to copy hidden files. Ability to write the files to the tape in order of name instead of size.
8-5-2013 v2.1.2
  • Fixed a bug where the application could crash upon launch under rare circumstances.
  • Discovery Metadata
  • Added date created field to the Discovery Metadata XML editor.
  • Fixed issue where the in app Discovery Metadata Editor would not save metadata.xml to the index partition.
Note: If using a tool to verify index partition the tape must first be unmounted and remounted.  
7-25-2013 v2.1.1
  • Incremental Backups now replaces the previous Scheduled Backup dialog. You can now initiate a (watch folder) location and designate only new or changed items be backed up at the scheduled intervals.
  • Under Settings/Video you can set specific file types to include when 'searching for videos' to create indices (proxies). This new option vasting improves indexing speed and overall backup times.
  • Under Retrieve/Search tab, select a Tape to expose a new Report option. You can see all files and sessions and information related to the archive and save the Report as HTML or CSV file which can be printed.
6-24-2013 v2.1.0
-- This is a MAJOR update from prior versions. Since the backend SQLite file changes it's strongly recommended that you backup the History file before updating (see Settings/Local Indices). Once updated you'll not be able to downgrade. --
Features:
  • PreRollPost has a new, better look.
  • New preview screen that gives you more details about the offload you are about to do and gives the option for a last minute customization of what is included in the offload.
  • LTFS control of two tape drives allows dual backups.
  • Discovery Mode: Enabling this mode will change some of PreRollPost's functionality to comply with discovery's footage delivery specifications. This feature will allow you to format the tapes in the format Discovery dictates as well as auto detect where your footage should be stored on the tape and finally write the Metadata.xml file for you.
  • A metadata editor is now available via the PreRollPost menu for quick Metadata.xml editing.
  • Non-compliant NFTS characters will now be replaced with underscores [_] on the tape drive, illegal characters will be reinserted upon a retrieval done with PreRollPost.
  • Checksums SHA256 and SHA512 have been added
  • Added the ability to customize proxy location. Full ProxyMill integration in creating proxies, this adds reliability and speed.
Fixes:
  • Fixed Mounting and Formatting problems with various LTO Tape Decks
  • Fixed issue where PreRollPost would continuously ask for a tape to be indexed when it was mounted for the first time
  • Retrieve sort fixed and files onto tape optimized
2-6-2013 V2.0.0
  • Updated main app for LTO-6 compatibility.
  • Also now has ability to use LTO-6 drives with LTO-5 tapes.
  • Changed full installer to give LTFS choices between LTO-6 & LTO-5 drivers
  • Added updated User Guide
  • Made Settings modal--so you can't change during a backup session
  • Faster Email function timeout if unable to connect (previously gave beachball)
  • Misc GUI spell corrections and dialog alignments
1-10-2013 V1.0.4
  • Fixed memory leak during long backups
  • Intermittent GUI conflicts in Retrieve dialog
  • Optimized memory blocks for tape writing
  • Added automated naming suggestions  
12-6-2012 V1.0.3
  • Changed index rules to speed up writing small files to tape
  • Fixed Mount and Format bugs

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