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    Data Protection Workflow

    Definition

    Data Protection or Offline archiving tasks secure the selected data on a dedicated storage tier.

    Data accessibility is managed by administrator behind the workflow.

    This provides the capability to only read data or get back data online.

    Depending of the selected media, the data can be moved physically offsite. This requires human intervention to get back the data online.

    Users have the ability to execute an offline workflow which will copy or move data to secondary tiers pool of storage. These types of data workflows serve several purposes:

    • Protect stored content that is online (online, means "editable" by users or applications). The workflow makes it possible to make a copy of this data according to defined criteria.
    • Archive read-only data, with the possibility of outsourcing it (off bookstore - off-site).

    The criteria are available on:

    • Folder, sub folder selection at the source,
    • Selection of different storage pool at destination,
    • Selection on age / date accessibility of the files,
    • Filtering with inclusion / exclusion of files,
    • Incremental or full type selection depending on the content of the storage pool selected at destination,
    • Frequency of execution of workflows,
    • Frequency of parsing files and directories are adjustable to optimize the system,
    • Workflow execution priority.

    Users and administrators are able to vault data on tapes or in a S3 bucket. A complete traceability is kept and customer end-user/administrator have an overview of their data mobility even if the data has been secure offline.

    In case of tape library, data can even be move out of the library (off site). The LTFS format helps to remove files from the appliance, shared and stored. Furthermore, as they are stored in an open format, under a common standard, other divisions, customers or workgroups can easily access data.

    Workflows Offline archive to secure your data

    Setting the task with these criteria:

    Source
    Destination 
    Type of action  Mover 

    Primary Storage :

    • Nas
    • Object Storage

    Secondary Storage :

    • Tape Pools
    • Cloud Pools
    • Nas Pools

    Copy

    Container 

    Secondary Storage :

    • Tape Pools
    • Cloud Pools
    • Nas Pools

    Copy

    Restore Source Destination  Type of action Mover 

    Tape Pools

    • Container (cache)
    • Primary Storage (NAS or Object Storage)

    Copy

    Cloud Pools
    • Container (cache)
    • Primary Storage (NAS or Object Storage)
    • Cloud Pool
    Copy
    Nas Pools
    • Container (cache)
    • Primary Storage (NAS or Object Storage)
    • Nas Pool
    Copy

    Task

    We can at this stage restore data from a task 

    • Container (cache)
    • Primary Storage (NAS or Object Storage)
    Copy
    From Reference File
    • Container (cache)
    • Primary Storage (NAS or Object Storage)
    Copy

     

    Workflows Offline archive to Migrate data 

     

    Source
    Destination 
    Type of action  Mover 

    Primary Storage :

    • Nas
    • Object Storage

    Secondary Storage :

    • Tape Pools
    • Cloud Pools
    • Nas Pools
    Move
    Container 

    Secondary Storage :

    • Tape Pools
    • Cloud Pools
    • Nas Pools
    Move
    Cloud Pool

    Cloud Pool

    Move
    Nas Pool Nas Pool Move
    From Reference File Nas Pool Move

     

    Workflow:  Offline archive to Scan data unknown by Nodeum

     

    Source
    Destination 
    Type of action Mover
    Tapes Map a Container Scan
    From Reference File Map a Container Scan

    Defined an Access priviledge mapping

    To be able to scan a third party tape as an offline archive tape, you need First to specify the access priviledge on the content of this tape.

    If the Container doesn't exist, you must create a new Container and specify the permission on it.

    For more information see : Data Container Configuration

     

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