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by Steve Cranage
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: System Managed Storage (SMS)
Topic: You will need to load this table for extension lookup
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Views: 652

You will need to load this table for extension lookup

Under the menu for creating 'File Filter', under 'New', one option is to create a 'Filter Template'. A filter template is a list of file extensions that create a list of matching files by type. The idea is you can for example create a template for office type documents by selecting the category of a...
by Steve Cranage
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: System Managed Storage (SMS)
Topic: Important note on file provenance and GDG
Replies: 0
Views: 435

Important note on file provenance and GDG

Generation Data Groups (GDG), aka versioning are necessary for data protection - specifically the ability to "rewind" a file back to a prior state. It's important to know that the concept is based on a file's kernel handle which is assigned when the file is first created. As long as the ke...
by Steve Cranage
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: DeepSpace General
Topic: Other distro ports
Replies: 0
Views: 842

Other distro ports

We're interested in what is the most popular next release candidates OS-wise. I have a team member working on RHEL8 now, it is problematic but once done it should make the next port easier. The reason it isn't coming along in a straight forward manner is we rely on the original Sun ONC RPC library w...
by Steve Cranage
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: DeepSpace General
Topic: Errata
Replies: 0
Views: 607

Errata

Errata: Some notes on things that should be there but aren't (yet). Number 1 is we don't handle rm and mv events, because they only exist in 5.0 and later kernels. We started with RHEL and Centos because they seemed the most likely distro's that would run on enterprise systems and want enterprise su...
by Steve Cranage
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Object Storage
Topic: ACSLS Large Library Support
Replies: 0
Views: 624

ACSLS Large Library Support

For our prospective enterprise users who may be wondering if we can drive the really big libraries like the SL8500 class ATL's from Oracle, the answer is yes. These libraries use an Automate Cartridge System Library Server (ACSLS) that implements and RPC library of functions (this follows the IEEE M...
by Steve Cranage
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: DeepSpace General
Topic: Don't use these yet
Replies: 0
Views: 644

Don't use these yet

There are a number of things you will see in the community release that lay somewhere between 'not yet implemented' to 'not yet adequately tested' here is the list as it stands today: Stay away from freespace policy. We did a very simple implementation, and it worked when we tested it, but we barely...
by Steve Cranage
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Data Management Scripting
Topic: Basics of DMI and the scripting
Replies: 0
Views: 631

Basics of DMI and the scripting

Last January I had the task of creating a test environment for SMS. I wanted it to be flexible enough to perform both synthetic benchmarks (the type that simulate real work) as well as profiling benchmarks (these separate workload by process for optimization purposes). I also wanted a framework for ...
by Steve Cranage
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Announcing our first community release
Replies: 0
Views: 1270

Announcing our first community release

Everyone - We're releasing DeepSpace CDS and SMS to the community for download and trials in non-production environments. We are still working on the enterprise version that we hope to be able to release soon. Some notes: The complete sources will be available soon, we should be able to get the UI s...
by Steve Cranage
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: System Managed Storage (SMS)
Topic: What is System Managed Storage?
Replies: 0
Views: 549

What is System Managed Storage?

What is System Managed Storage? In my basic description of the Catalog Data Service (you should read that first if you have not already), I referred to system processes that do tasks like moving data between different storage tiers based on business rules, as well as managing the off-site vaulting p...
by Steve Cranage
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Catalog Data Service (CDS)
Topic: What is a Catalog Data Service?
Replies: 0
Views: 773

What is a Catalog Data Service?

What is a Catalog Data Service? In the early days of Enterprise Computing Operating systems like IBM’s MVS were designed to run mission critical applications, and to leave no room for data corruption or loss; When dealing with bank and other financial records data corruption could obviously result i...