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Integration of iRODS with IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition



Document Author:

Nils Haustein


Document ID:

WP102815


Doc. Organization:

Technical Sales Support - Europe


Document Revised:

03/19/2020


Product(s) covered:

IBM Spectrum Archive; IBM Spectrum Scale







Abstract: In this paper we describe the challenges of tiered storage systems using tape as a storage tier and how these challenges can be addressed when combining iRODS and IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition. We demonstrate how to prevent transparent recalls when migrated files are accessed through iRODS and instead perform tape optimized recalls with IBM Spectrum Archive. Furthermore, we demonstrate configuring quota in iRODS that applies to the disk and tape storage tiers. And we demonstrate harvesting metadata from the file content and using this for subsequent searches.

This paper has been created in collaboration with Mauro Tridici from the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC).

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Classification:

Software

Category:

Planning and Design




Platform(s):

Cross-Platform

S/W Pillar(s):

Information Management

O/S:

Linux

Keywords:

SpectrumArchive, iRODS, tape, archiving, recall, migration

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