Archive Locations per Zoom Project

As a media manager, you may decide that assets from some projects in Zoom may be less relevant and could be archived to low-cost tape storage, while assets from other projects may have to be kept more accessible on a fast SAN. You could achieve this out of the box starting with Zoom 7.1 and above.

You can set up these configuration details from the Web Management Console. Log in as an admin to the Web Management Console. Open Server Control Panel under the System node in the Admin Menu sidebar. Click Archive Management

Path-specific archive targets

Enter the Zoom paths and their corresponding file system locations to which assets must be archived in the Path-specific Archive Targets box.

For example, the entry may look like this on a Linux server:

/defproj=/data/Archives/misc/ ; /Library = /mount/commons

And like this on a Windows server:  

/defproj=\\NY-NAS\backups\defproj; /Library=L:\Users Data\Users1\akila\Others

Click Save. Choose Yes to restart the Zoom Server to save the configuration changes.

At this point server.xml will show a new entry in <archivespec>, <targets>

<targets>/defproj=\\NY-NAS\backups\defproj; /Library=L:\Users Data\Users1\akila\Others</targets>

The paths may be a mapped drive letter path or a UNC path, or a local or network file system path. As long as the Zoom server process has the correct permissions into the target locations, the archive operations will work just fine. 

Any assets belonging to paths given here will get archived according to the locations configured here; the assets belonging to paths not mentioned in this field will still get archived into the default archive location. 

Though it is usual to put the paths corresponding to Zoom projects here, it is not mandatory. You could specify any folder path in the configuration and partition your archive locations even within the project-level boundaries. 

This configuration is only allowed when there are no assets that are currently archived. Therefore it is recommended that you configure this during the initial Archive setup.
Configuration of default archive location is still mandatory, and this path must also physically exist and be accessible from the Zoom Server.