Is archive-R MAC compatible?

No, archive-R is for Windows, but you can run archive-R under MAC using Windows emulation programs such as Boot Camp.

Installing and Archiving
Install archive-R in Bootcamp. When you launch archive-R you will be prompted to entered the path of your Avid projects on your Mac partition. Enter your path project and media file paths. Note: as of 11/3/11, MAC raids configurations are not supported in boot camp so if your Avid media is on MAC RAID storage, consolidate your project to a single internal drive or consolidate to something like a 2TB eSATA, USB 2 or USB3 drive. Once consolidated, switch to Bootcamp and launch archive-R to archive the project. You can archive your project to the same drive or to disc media such as DVD or Blu-Ray. As part of this process you can tell archive-R to delete the raw media files once the archive process is complete. Done, your project is now archived.

Note: Removable media such as eSATA and USB 2 or 3 are good solution for this process because they will also allow you to move your project between systems if you desire. Faster storage is always better.

Restoring Your Project.
Launch archive-R in Bootcamp. You can restore you project back to any single drive such as your 2TB eSATA. If this drive is fast enough to support your editing needs, you can edit your project directly off this drive. If you require faster storage such as RAID storage, copy the media from the Avid Media Files folder where you restored it, to your Avid Media Files folder on your RAID storage.


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