[svlug] archival file system?

Reg. Charney charney at charneyday.com
Mon Aug 4 19:58:06 PDT 2003


Thanks Brian,

I am surprised by the lack of products like this. I will look into this 
further. Again, thanks.

Reg.

Brian Chrisman wrote:

>On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 01:50:09AM -0700, Reg. Charney wrote:
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>>I am looking for an open-source archival file system. This type of file 
>>system looks like any other, but files are "aged" by activity. Older 
>>files are moved to "backing storage" but still appear as normal files 
>>for all intents. The only penalty paid is time. If you request a file 
>>that has not been accessed in a long time, bringing it into high speed 
>>storage may to some time. Please note, I am not asking about a backup 
>>system. Backups are a logically different beast - one meant to protect 
>>you from lost data. The archival system is meant to optimize use of 
>>limited high speed storage. (Think of the limited space in many 
>>notebooks.)  TIA.
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>A lot of people call that an Heirarchical Storage Management solution.
>Outside of the mainframe world, the only product I've heard of for any
>UNIX is Veritas' HSM... works with their vxfs.
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>Some article claims EVMS will do HSM stuff...
>http://www.snwonline.com/behind/linux_growing_up_05-27-02.asp?article_id=126
>But their sourceforge page doesn't mention it:
>http://evms.sourceforge.net/
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>IBM's tivoli claims it'll do HSM for linux:
>http://www-3.ibm.com/software/os/linux/software/tivoli.shtml
>But that's not free, I think..
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>>Reg.
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