Avid customers often find that the size of their online storage is insufficient to keep all of their media assets online at one time.
Nearchive allows clips to be moved to secondary storage while the metadata is kept online in the Avid® Interplay® database. This allows assets to be searched for using standard Avid tools such as Interplay Access. After the clip has been previously saved to Nearchive in its native Avid format, it can be easily moved back to the Avid storage and relinked to the clip making it "online" and usable by the editing or playout software.
AutoIngest can be configured to automatically send all ingested clips to Nearchive. This operation is quick and totally transparent to the AutoIngest user. Now all clips ingested are saved in the Nearchive storage as well as being stored on Avid Shared Storage for immediate use. Later when Avid Shared Storage space is needed, clips can be deleted... when the clips are needed again they are ready to be restored quickly.
Using Nearchive is an efficient method of extending your Avid resources without giving up quick access to near-line clips. Avid's Interplay together with NLT's Nearchive server provide this best in class solution.