Hierarchical Archive in action

Zoom Hierarchical Archive Flow

In Zoom 7.6.2, there are some changes in this module. Check this article for details.

  1. In the Asset Browser or Web Asset Browser, select one or more assets to be archived (Tier 0 to Tier 1) and select Archive from the Action menu. You could also right-click on the selected assets to select Archive from the context menu in the Asset Browser. The new Hierarchical Archive window is shown.
  2. Select which resolution/proxy asset you want to archive. (one or more from Hi-Res, Mid-Res, or Direct are shown depending on which of these are supported for the selected assets). 
  3. Select Target Storage Type. Currently, FS (File System) and S3 (Amazon S3) are supported.
  4. Click Archive. Check the Zoom Archive Info metadata group. The archive status for the corresponding resolution gets updated to Pending Archive and the Native Target Location gets updated to reflect the destination. For the example shown below, the Native Target Location is the Tier 2 S3 bucket. 
  5. Later, when this request is picked up by the Hub for processing, the status changes to Ongoing Archive and a job ID is also assigned to the operation. This job ID can be used for searching in the hub dashboard to get the most recent status of the asset/job.

  6. If the request is invalid for some reason, the status changes to Failed Archive.
  7. Correspondingly, the hub dashboard shows the updated job status. Initially, it shows a job’s status as Pending. At this point, the hub is waiting to inspect the assets in the job to estimate the time of completion.
  8. After that the status changes to Not Started, and then proceeds to File Copy Started / External Copy Started, Completed, Failed etc depending on the outcome at each stage. 


  9. After completion of a request, the status gets updated to Completed Archive and the Native Target Location is set to empty once again.

The asset’s chosen proxy is now archived. The Archived assets are identified by the Archive icon on their thumbnails. Check that their Archiving metadata shows that these are on Tier 1.

A similar flow is followed for restoring assets.