YoYotta LTFS Mac OSX Backup Software (No Library Support)
YoYotta Backup Software for Mac OSX
Support Single Or Dual LTO-9, LTO-8, LTO-7, LTO-6 or LTO-5 drives
YoYotta LTFS runs well on the new Apple Silicon M1 Macs and macOS 11 Big Sur.
Any Mac running Big Sur will need new software drivers for SAS and FibreChannel interface cards and Thunderbolt LTO drives. MagStor has released new drivers for their Thunderbolt 3 LTO drives and we have tested them with M1 Macs. ATTO has released new drivers for their interfaces and these have also been tested with M1 Macs.
- Add Source folders or drives
- Add Destinations
- Start Backup
It's even quicker next time you use that media as YoYotta remembers the destination setup.
Built in Project and Metadata Store
All media metadata is stored in a local database. Use YoYotta LTFS to catalog your drives, volumes, and tapes.
Search for Assets
YoYotta LTFS stores full media metadata including codec, resolution, duration. It's quick to locate media and you can see where it's stored. Open a virtual folder showing all the media from your search in one place. Make PDF reports from searches, handy to give the producer a list of shoot durations for all media types.
Simple Media Management
YoYotta's software runs on Apple Mac hardware. On a production use a Mac mini or Retina MacBook Pro. Use an iMac or MacPro in a cutting room or post house. Connect using USB3 to Media Readers and Thunderbolt to RAID storage. Receive email alerts, create PDF Reports, ensure file permissions are set correctly.
Fast and Secure
As soon as camera cards or drives are connected they will appear on the left in the Media table. Source drives are mounted read-only preventing accidental erasure. YoYotta LTFS calculates an MD5 checksum whilst copying and then verifies against this without any slowdown. See how long the backup will take. When completed the green ticks show that all is correct and a PDF report will keep an audit of the files copied.
Multiple Media and Backups
Cards can be copied to multiple Backup destinations simultaneously. Copy multiple cards at once, or add them to a card for sequential backup. Limited only by the speed of connected storage. Stop an import and pick it up later. Span large backups across multiple volumes, disks, and tapes.
Each backup is now independently verified. This reduces the verify time.
Media cards can now be ejected and removed as soon as verifying starts.
Organize your Media
YoYotta LTFS can make consistent folders based on Project, Day, Date, Camera and Media names. This will make life easy throughout your project. v2 has more flexible tokens for folder names. Presets are automatically recalled for different camera types.
YoYotta LTFS creates a PDF report and this can be automatically emailed to all team members without needing to setup any email software. The report contains the media checksums for future reference along with media codec, duration and resolution. This metadata is also in the database and stored as extended attributes in the file directory.
The client brings their slow USB drive into your Post House. You need all the DPX and ARRIRAW files in your grading suite right now. The trouble is the files are all over the drive and there are loads of other file types that you don't need. When you connect a drive YoYotta LTFS will show all the file types. Select the ones you need and YoYottaID will quickly transfer just those. You won't miss a folder hidden away on the drive. These files won't just be dumped into one folder, the original folder structure will be preserved on the destination. Also, YoYotta LTFS knows about sidecar files, so if you select MOV you will also get THM, if you select R3D you will also get RMD.
Preview selected files
Here you can easily see that there are over 6 hours of MP4 files on the shuttle drive. Select MP4 in the Type table and press the space key and then YFS will show you all those files in a single Finder window.
YFS (YoYotta File System)
YoYotta LTFS will create a virtual file system called YFS. Here we see all of the MP4 files on the shuttle drive virtualized into one convenient folder. They can be opened as normal.
If you need to copy multiple high-speed cards to the same RAID, then it's often quicker to process them sequentially rather than simultaneously. But this would mean waiting for each backup to complete. YoYotta LTFS will offer to add the backups into a queue. So you can walk away and let it get on, letting you know as each completes.