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Subject: Re: Off -Line Storage of Archiver Data - Request for Information
From: "Ernest L. Williams Jr." <ernesto@ornl.gov>
To: Steven Banks <steven.banks@synchrotron.vic.gov.au>
Cc: EPICS tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 08:09:16 -0400
On Mon, 2006-07-24 at 17:07 +1000, Steven Banks wrote:
> Fellow EPICs Users,
>  
> At the Australian Synchrotron we are using Version 2.1.8 of the
> Channel Archiver on a machine with heaps (1.1 TB) of disk space.  The
> disk usage is currently at about 10% and rising after less than a year
> of operation.  We have an idea that we would like to back-up old data
> (maybe older than a year) to some form of off-line storage (e.g. DVDs,
> Tape, Paper Tape) which provides an easily accessible means of data
> retrieval (so it should contain the data along with all the necessary
> indexes and so on.)
>  
> I am interested to know if this sort of off-line storage is in use at
> other facilities and if so, what storage medium is in use and what
> sort of preprocessing of the data is used prior to writing to the
> storage medium.
We are planning to keep our data very close to "online".  For data that
is 2 to 5 years old, a sATA storage system might be better than Tape.

We are now looking at an EVA system from HP.


Thanks,
Ernest


>  
> Thanks in advance.
> 
> Dr. Steven M. Banks â Control Systems Engineer 
> Australian Synchrotron Project 
> Major Projects Victoria 
> 800 Blackburn Road 
> CLAYTON VIC 3168 
> tel: +613 8540 4103 
> fax: +613 8540 4200 
> 
> 


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