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OPENARCHIVE The Final Destination of Your DataQuick Start GuideVersion 3.5 Part number: 0309 OA-QG-E-350 First edition: Februar 2009

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1 Content1 Introduction1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5

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About this Quick Start Guide ........................................................................................................... 3 What is OPENARCHIVE? .................................................................................................................. 3 OPENARCHIVE System Requirements ............................................................................................ 41.3.1 1.3.2 Productive System.................................................................................................................................4 Tutorial System ......................................................................................................................................4

OPENARCHIVE Overview................................................................................................................. 4 OPENARCHIVE Basics ..................................................................................................................... 61.5.1 1.5.2 1.5.3 1.5.4 1.5.5 Infinite file system (HSMFS) .................................................................................................................6 Library - tape compatibility....................................................................................................................6 Automatic error detection .....................................................................................................................6 Automatic detection of low storage space...........................................................................................7 NFS and CIFS support ...........................................................................................................................7 OPENARCHIVE operations.....................................................................................................................8 OPENARCHIVE components ................................................................................................................10

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OPENARCHIVE Architecture............................................................................................................ 81.6.1 1.6.2

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Tutorial: HSM - Using and Operation2.1 2.2 2.3

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Login to the Tutorial System .......................................................................................................... 13 Configuration of the Tutorial System ............................................................................................. 13 Command overview ....................................................................................................................... 142.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 2.3.4 2.3.5 2.3.6 2.3.7 2.3.8 2.3.9 Start the GUI (client) ...........................................................................................................................14 List existing Libraries ..........................................................................................................................14 List existing Drives ..............................................................................................................................15 List existing Media Pools ....................................................................................................................15 List existing Partitions .........................................................................................................................16 List existing Media ..............................................................................................................................16 List running Jobs .................................................................................................................................17 View Log File Entries ...........................................................................................................................17 View status of OPENARCHIVE Services .............................................................................................17

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Assigning Media to a Media Pool ................................................................................................. 18 Format and initialize Media ........................................................................................................... 18 Store Files to the File System ....................................................................................................... 19 Watching the Migration Process................................................................................................... 19

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Tutorial: Creating Disk Media from scratch Tutorial: Creating an OPENARCHIVE partition4.1 4.2

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Create new media pools (dmpool3, dmpool4)............................................................................... 22 Creating a partition (fs02) ............................................................................................................. 23

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1 Introduction1.1 About this Quick Start GuideIn this document, several terms are used to describe the product, but they all refer to the same software. OPENARCHIVE (OA) is the open source version of the Archive Manager (AM) from GRAU DATA. OA is used in this document instead of the former term IVD (Infinistore Virtual Disk), when GRAU sold integrated systems including server, disk and type libraries. OA and IVD are interchangeable. They are different names for the same product. Technically IVD is still used for object names in the code and for the names of the binaries. The names of the binaries may change in the future, but the term will still occur in the code. This document is mainly to describe the handling of the preinstalled Tutorial system inside the VirtualBoxSession, which you can download from www.openarchive.net. For detailed information about the installation of OA please see the Installation Guide, which is available on www.openarchive.net.

1.2 What is OPENARCHIVE?OPENARCHIVE (OA) is an archiving software which manages millions of files on standard hardware like FC or SCSI disksystems and / or LTO-based tape libraries from any vendor. OA supports a full-tiered storage concept consisting of performance disks (e. g. SAN), archive disks (e. g. SATA) and tape (see configuration examples under 2.1). OA has been especially developed to archive data of data-intensive applications like SAP R/3, DMS, e-mail, CAD / CAM, digital imaging, as well as for vertical applications such as audio / video, prepress and medical archiving. OPENARCHIVE software provides a powerful set of rules, which enables efficient and automated data archiving and retrieving. The OA system provides logical partitioning, thus allowing each application or user to have a separate logical and physical partition with its own set of rules. For more detailed information, see www.openarchive.net.

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1.3 OPENARCHIVE System Requirements1.3.1 Productive SystemFor detailed information about the required system configuration to run OA, please see the FAQ on www.openarchive.net.

1.3.2 Tutorial SystemThe Tutorial in this document references an already installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 3 (RHEL) System containing the Archive Manager. This system is downloadable as disk images for the open source project VirtualBox by Sun. To run the session, the following is needed: System with VirtualBox 2.1.0 (or higher) installed min. 512 MB RAM min. 5 GB free disk space the disk images: oatutorialda(.vdi) (ca. 2,8 GB, can become up to max. 32 GB) oatutorialdb(.vdi) (ca. 80 MB, can become up to max. 64 GB) For further information about handling the disk images in Virtual Box and creating a session, please see the Virtual Box documentation.

1.4 OPENARCHIVE OverviewOPENARCHIVE (OA) is a mass-storage-oriented archiving software based on a client-server technology. It enables transparent and automated, easy data management with fast data access, economical long-term storage and data protection. Data archiving and retrieval can be automated and customized for each end user by implementing logical partitions of the system. The efficiency of the OA implementation is achieved with a storage capacity that consists of primary and secondary storage space. These two types of storage space embody a successful combination of the speed of disk storage and the capacity and flexibility of tape media. In an OA implementation, secondary storage space only stores least accessed files, and primary storage space is used as a cache for recently used files. Policy-driven archiving and retrieval processes make it possible for OA administrators to tune the system for best performance based on the type of data and the way applications handle that data. OA software manages both primary and secondary storage space. It is highly modularized and implemented with a series of intercommunicating components that are responsible for data management. For detailed information about these components, see chapter 1.5.

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OPENARCHIVE Configuration 1Two local copies

CIFS NFS Linux ServerOpenArchive Software

SATA RAID as Archive Disk

Tape Library as Archive Medium

Primary Storage Secondary Storage

OPENARCHIVE Configuration 2Two local copies and two remote copies

CIFS NFS Linux ServerOpenArchive Software

FCSATA RAID as Archiv