Availing the Tape Backup Service

Last modified by Administrator on Thu, 02/27/2020, 10:11 AM

Under the COARE’s Data Archiving service, users have the option to either store their long-term data on the COARE Data Catalog or have it taped for offsite or off-the-grid storage.

In availing the COARE’s tape backup service, users need to comply with the following guidelines:

  1. Inform the COARE Team that you will be availing of the tape backup service
    Send an e-mail to the COARE Team (gridops@asti.dost.gov.ph) detailing the size of data to be stored and the location  
  2. Provide compatible tapes to the COARE Team
    Users need to submit compatible tapes to the COARE Team because tape compatibility will ensure consistency and interoperability of tape resources.

    For your reference in determining tape compatibility, please ready the description from DELL below:

    Tape Backup Technology
    LTO specifications are an open format designed for interoperability
    Investment protection is assured through backwards compatibility

    LTO-8 reads 1 generation back; LTO-5, LTO-6 and LTO-7 reads 2 generations back
    Each LTO generation writes 1 generation back

    Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support provides easy data access and management allowing easy file share; LTFS-LE software is available for purchase

    The COARE’s current setup uses DELL LTO-6 drives.
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