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Tom Goldberg was one of the founders of the archival solutions provider Cache-A Corp. He is currently owner of TGCS, a consultancy to television equipment manufacturers and has worked in the video industry since the 1970’s. He held engineering and ... [more]
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January 23rd 2008
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Pro-Cache5 Tape Crash Error "Table 'file' marked as crashed..."
by Ryan Hardy 9 months ago
We had a tape crash mid transfer yesterday and now we are experiencing tape issues that are prohibiting us from fully accessing the tape. It is giving us this error in the File Manager: "1194 - Table
Re: Pro-Cache5 Tape Crash Error "Table 'file' marked as crashed..."
by Tom Goldberg 9 months ago
Ryan, You have a classic Cache-A database problem... Here are the instructions for a Cache-A TEP STOP fix: Log into your Cache-A from a terminal - click this to download instructions if you don t know
LTO Archive vs Near line storage
by Eric Strand 11 months ago
While googling, I stumbled upon this thread that Bob Zelin posted in 2016 and was wondering if the different companies had a 2018 update on this topic https: forums.creativecow.net docs forums post.ph
Re: LTO Archive vs Near line storage
by Tom Goldberg 11 months ago
OK, I just have to jump in here and argue with the statements made about Cache-A. Promax may no longer support Cache-A products, but they can still read and write Cache-A tapes and catalogs with their
Trying to find a Good File Cloning Software
by Ryan McCormick 1 year ago
Hey all! I'm trying to find a good solution for our studio for data backup. We have three editors. We're all connected to a QNAP Thunderbolt RAID and then one computer is connected to a Drobo to backu
Re: Trying to find a Good File Cloning Software
by Tom Goldberg 1 year ago
Bob is right, pony up for Carbon Copy. For simple jobs I do use a shareware app called SyncTwoFolders with good results however: http: throb.pagesperso-orange.fr site ind_JS.html Prg_S.html&Prg_Applis
Disaster Recovery: Importing Cache-A catalog into new LTO5 tape deck?
by Kyle Heidenreich 1 year ago
Hey all, Our old Cache-A ProCache LTO 5 unit finally kicked the bucket. Fortunately I have an up to date .tgz file of the catalog backup, and also I've just found a PrimeCache LTO 5 deck to read our t
Re: Disaster Recovery: Importing Cache-A catalog into new LTO5 tape deck?
by Tom Goldberg 1 year ago
Very Cool Martin, let us all know how that goes. Tom Goldberg TGCS 30201 Rainbow Hill Rd. Evergreen, CO 80439 mailto:tomgoldberg@gmail.com http: tomgoldberg.net
Cache-A Pro-Cache5 Stopped Writing Tapes - Tape acts artificially "full"
by Ed Murphy 2 years ago
I know ProMax officially ended support for Cache-A systems last month, but we had our Pro-Cache5 in for an $850 repair just before the end of support, and now it's already having issues again. (Unrela
Re: Cache-A Pro-Cache5 Stopped Writing Tapes - Tape acts artificially "full"
by Tom Goldberg 2 years ago
Ed, that is strange behavior indeed. First, I suggest you turn off tape spanning, at least until the issue is resolved. To look into this, I'd need to know if you are having the issue with both LTFS a
Finding replacement for Cache-A that works with existing media server
by Lee Warner 2 years ago
Cache-A was bought by ProMax a few years ago. Unfortunately ProMax will no longer be supporting the line past 2017. Our current Cache-A is starting to consistently error on backups so the hunt begins
Re: Finding replacement for Cache-A that works with existing media server
by Tom Goldberg 2 years ago
Hi Lee I've never seen that warning, perhaps you tried this with your server mounted Disconnect any source volumes. The command you should run is fsck -C dev md0 If that still gives you such a warning
Cache-A LTFS Errors
by Mike Drew 2 years ago
Hi all, we are getting an error when we load up an old tape to restore material from. Initially we get the following so we hit check, it then does this for about 30 sec and returns to the first window
Re: Cache-A LTFS Errors
by Tom Goldberg 2 years ago
Mike, Assuming your Cache-A works with other LTFS volumes, this tape is bad. If all your LTFS tapes do this then it's the system but I expect this is the only one. From your terminal output, it looks
Archive Status and Cache-A
by Whitney Sickels 7 years ago
Hi there, I see many people have been having issues with Cache-A, but I have a couple of questions that can hopefully be answered. (I just asked for an upgrade so maybe that will fix them ) I've been
Re: Archive Status and Cache-A
by Tom Goldberg 6 years ago
I'm sorry but there is no way to tell from this amount of information - please email me your case number and I'll look into it. Tom Goldberg Cache-A Corporation 433 Park Point Drive #285 Golden, CO 80
Restoring from Cache-A
by Lee Warner 6 years ago
I'm testing the restore function of CatDV Pro. All of my catalogs have been backed up to LTO tapes using the Archive function in CatDV. 4 tapes so far. I moved an older media file offline and told Cat
Re: Restoring from Cache-A
by Tom Goldberg 6 years ago
Lee, You are experiencing an issue that we've heard about, that has been reported in this forum - see the posts at http: forums.creativecow.net thread 278 2569 - a workaround is in that thread. We hav
Bob Zelin Has Already Seen NAB 2013!
by Matt Stone 7 years ago
Bob Zelin aka DOC has gone "Back to the NAB Show" Matt Stone Maxx Entertainment Digital 3189 Redhill Ave. Unit B Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Telephone:(714) 374-4944 Fax: (714) 374-3404
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Re: Bob Zelin Has Already Seen NAB 2013!
by Lance Bachelder 7 years ago
Lol! I hope that was only one take... Lance Bachelder Writer, Editor, Director Downtown Long Beach, California http: www.imdb.com name nm1680680 ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Linear Tape File System
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
Does anybody use it Or the HP LTFS The Wiki article says they've been developed for OSX 10.5: http: en.wikipedia.org wiki Linear_Tape_File_System#Supported_operating_systems I wouldn't mind giving BRU
Re: Linear Tape File System
by Tom Goldberg 7 years ago
I'd like to thank Michael for the mention, but wanted to correct a misstatement on his part. Michael Kammes "If you're looking to something dead simple and very robust, you may want to look into Cache
A Couple Cache-A Questions.....
by Kyle Beecher 7 years ago
So to start we have the new software update for our Cache-A device, and the latest CatDV software... Just wondering why spanning multiple tape volumes is not supported yet (if they are i would love to
Re: A Couple Cache-A Questions.....
by Tom Goldberg 7 years ago
Hi Kyle, For spanning to work, CatDV would need to support Cache-A's concept of incremental tape naming (each tape in a set automatically gets the name of the initial tape followed by _2, _3, ...) and
CatDV and Cache-A Archiving Questions
by Gerald Goldman 7 years ago
I'm hoping someone can help with some archiving questions that have recently arisen. First, let me say that we are using CatDV 8.1.1 Pro Server with the accompanying Cache-A plugin. Our workflow had b
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Re: CatDV and Cache-A Archiving Questions
by Tom Goldberg 7 years ago
Hi Gerald, I will defer to the CatDV experts on the advantages of v9.x vs. v8.x and focus on the Cache-A side of your questions. The reason we say it is a bad idea to modify anything inside the VTAPE
Some advice about the Cache-A
by jack wormell 8 years ago
Hi There I'm not exactly sure if this is the right forum but I would like some advice on the Cache-A. Has anyone used it before I work for a small TV company and we will be shooting and editing almost
Re: Some advice about the Cache-A
by Tom Goldberg 8 years ago
Hi Jack, Normally I keep and eye on the Archiving and Backup forum but am happy to jump over here. We appreciate Fred's interest in helping, but as we are the manufacturer of your subject query, I'd l
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Backup advice please
by Thomas Morter-Laing 9 years ago
OK, so working in a company that have an 8TB RAID which we all connect to via SMB. We shoot a lot of HDV but also a lot of XDCAM for the bigger projects. We have lots or external hard drives, but use
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Re: Backup advice please
by Tom Goldberg 9 years ago
Just a note that Cache-A will be debuting a new plugin for Final Cut Server at NAB written by the bright lads at GWH&A Tom Goldberg Cache-A Corporation 602 Park Point Drive Golden, CO 80401 mailto:tom
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