ArGest Backup User Guide

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License Types

ArGest Backup is available in three license levels, or Editions – Desktop Edition, Workstation Edition, and Producer’s Edition. The license that you purchase will determine which edition and any extensions are appropriate for your specific installation.

Desktop Edition:
The Desktop Edition license provides all normal backup, archival, and restore functions, but is limited to creating disk-based backups, and writing to a single tape drive or a single RDX drive. It does not support any form of automation nor the Doubler Mode of operation. Specific notes or features relating to Desktop Edition will be indicated with the magenta circle-b logo.

Workstation Edition:
The Workstation Edition License provides all normal backup, archival, and restore functions, adding support for 2 tape drives, a single tape library of up to 2 drives and 25 slots (50 slot expansion is available), and 4 RDX drives. Specific notes or features relating to Workstation Edition will be indicated with the blue circle-b logo.

Producer’s Edition:
The Producer’s Edition License provides all normal backup, archival, and restore functions, adding support for 2 tape drives, a single tape library of up to 2 drives and 25 slots (50 slot expansion is available), and 4 RDX drives. Support for session or project file support and expansion licenses to support drag and drop of CMX3600 formatted EDL files are available. Specific notes or features relating to Producer’s Edition will be indicated with the green circle-b logo.

ArGest Backup License Type and Features

Included Features Desktop Edition Workstation Edition Producer’s Edition
Tape Tools tapectl only Full Tape Tools Full Tape Tools
# Tape Drives 1 2 2
Tape Library Support No 1 @ 24 slots 1 @ 50 slots
RDX Drives 1 4 4
Doubler Mode No Yes Yes
LTFS Manager & Import Yes Yes Yes
Add-on Features
50 Slot Expansion N/A EXP INC
Encryption N/A EXP EXP
EDL Support N/A N/A EXP
Ingest/IngestPRO N/A EXP EXP