Hierarchical Archive Settings

While enabling Hierarchical Archive we need to also enable Basic Archive on Zoom, if it is not already done. Follow these steps to enable Hierarchical Archive after setting up basic archive:

  • Open the Web Management Console for your Zoom Server.
    ex. http://localhost:8443 or http://<zoomserver>:8443
  • Log in using your admin credentials.
  • In the Admin Menu sidebar, click Server Control Panel under the System node.
  • Click Hierarchical Archive Settings on the Server Control Panel page.

Hierarchical Archive Settings
  • Click Enable Ingest Time Archive Flow to enable automatically copying of the external assets to tier-2 storage, at the time of ingest. This automatic copying is triggered at the time of asset ingest and is completed in the background silently.
  • Click Show Additional Options for Archive / Restore to view Hierarchical Archive options while choosing archive/restore for proxy assets in the Asset Browser.
  • The other settings are already set to their default values. Click Enable Tier-1 Archive of Direct Assets and Enable Tier-2 Archive of Direct Assets to enable Hierarchical Archive for direct assets. Tier-1 Archive should be enabled for Tier-2 Archive to work.
  • Choose a Default Archive Location to only allow archive from the chosen location when Auto-Retirement is triggered.
  • Archive Metadata Group shows the metadata group used for storing metadata values related to archiving. The default metadata group name ‘ZARC’ is already filled here. If you wish to use another metadata group for this purpose, then specify another valid metadata group name here. If the metadata group name specified here does not exist, then the archive will fail later. The default metadata group specified here has all the required metadata fields for saving archive related information.
  • Supported Storage Type shows the archive options that will be shown on the Hierarchical Archive options window in Asset Browser. Specify the archive storage type you have configured like FS (for File System), S3. However, you also need the specified storage types configured in Zoom for it to work. Check here to know about the storage types supported with Zoom.
  • Specify the Default Tier-2 Storage Type for the tier-2 archive of direct assets and automatic ingest time archive of assets. By default, it is set to use FS (for File System).
  • In the Archive Exclusion Rule box, you can specify an exclusion rule for assets using metadata values. If the rule is true for any asset then that asset will not be archived. This is run for all assets sent for archiving, automatic, manual, or through auto-retirement. Specifying the exclusion rule is optional. The exclusion rule is specified as one or more metadata field and value pairs in JSON format. For example, if we want an asset to be excluded from archiving if it has IPTC_City set as (Sydney or Berlin) or IPTC_Country set as Japan, then the exclusion rule should be: {“IPTC_City”:[“Sydney”,”Berlin”], “IPTC_Country”:[“Japan”]}
  • [For SGL deployments] Enter the path to the custom SGL script, and the batch size for archive operations in the respective fields. (Contact Evolphin support team if you would like to purchase SGL support).
  • In Zoom 7.6.2, you can configure the Zoom purge operations to also clean up the external hi-res / mid-res / image-sequence assets from the archive storage location like the S3; this will also clear the assets from the user’s local TPM paths or the shared P-SAN paths. You can check this article for more details.
  • In Zoom 7.6.2, you can prevent the low-res component of an asset from getting archived if the transcoder is still waiting to generate the proxy file for that asset. (If the transcoder has not yet generated the proxy file, and checked it in, the low-res component up until that point is simply the placeholder file that would have been ingested during the original check-in; it does not make sense to archive this placeholder, and also, if it were archived, the subsequent check-in of the true proxy file would fail!)
  • Click Save.
  • In Zoom versions before 7.5, you will be prompted to restart the server. Click Yes.
  • Refresh your web browser.

Hierarchical Archive settings are now saved.