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Backup Terms and Definitions
Are you confused about the terminology used by the storage industry concerning backup systems? Research conducted by Teradactyl indicates you are not alone. Many of the storage vendors and trade publications are using the following terms in different and often conflicting ways. One of the most obvious errors is the common misuse of Incremental and Differential terms. We went to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other reputable sources to confirm the accuracy in our use of the terminology. Teradactyl has compiled a list of backup definitions for reference by anyone interested or involved in the backup storage market.
L-Store™ – L-Store HPC WAN File System
L-Store File System provides a flexible logistical storage framework for distributed and scalable access to data fro a wide spectrum of users. L-Sotre is designed to provide: virtually unlimited scalability in raw storage; support for arbitrary metadata associated with each file; user controlled fault tolerance and data reliability on a file and directory level; scalable performance in raw data movement; a virtual file system interface with both a native mount in Linux and a HPC command line interface; and support for the geographical distribution and migration of data to facilitate quick access.Available Formats:
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True incremental Backup System® Software
TeraMerge® Enables Single Level Synthetic Backup Consolidation
For the Lite Version of the True incremental Backup System This white paper studies TeraMerge single level synthetic backup consolidation, as used in the Lite Version of the True incremental Backup System (TiBS). This technology was first engineered by Teradactyl for the software release of TiBS 1.0. TeraMerge was later improved and extended to do multiple level merges for TiBS 2.0. Teradactyl has received a patent for TeraMerge multiple level synthetic backup consolidation. There is another white paper titled "TeraMerge Enables Multiple Level Synthetic Backup Consolidation".
TeraMerge Enables Multiple Level Synthetic Backup Consolidation
For the Full Version of the True incremental Backup System This white paper studies TeraMerge multiple level synthetic backup consolidation, as used in the Full Version of the True incremental Backup System® (TiBS). There is also a previous white paper titled "TeraMerge Enables Single Level Synthetic Backup Consolidation". This technology was first engineered by Teradactyl for the software release of TiBS 1.0. TeraMerge was later improved and extended to do multiple level merges for TiBS 2.0. Teradactyl has received a patent for TeraMerge multiple level synthetic backup consolidation.
Partial Cumulative Incremental Backups Offer Unique Advantages to Customers
This paper provides an overview of how Partial Cumulative Incremental (PCI) backups work and how they can be used as a replacement for Cumulative Incremental Backups (CI Backups). Typically much smaller than currently available CI Backups, PCI Backups extend the patented TeraMerge multiple level synthetic backup consolidation process to include multiple backup volumes at each level of consolidation. These new, disk based PCI Backups allow for increased near line storage of backups, faster synthetic backup consolidation, improved efficiencies in backup hardware, and faster average restore times.
Considerations when Choosing a Backup System for AFS
The Andrew File System has a proven track record as a scalable and secure network file system. The most telling sign of the longevity of AFS is the adoption of the open source version of the software (OpenAFS). One of the important challenges facing OpenAFS system administrators is the need to provide efficient, cost-effective backup strategies that can scale with ever increasing cell sizes. This paper provides an overview of the issues to consider when putting together or purchasing a long term backup and recovery strategy.
Spectra® Robotic Tape Library Systems
Teradactyl is an authorized Spectra Logic Corporation Reseller
Spectra® Library Comparison
The Spectra® Comparison document. Tape solutions lower cost, reduce risk, and easily scale in capacity as your needs evolve. TiBS Automated Tape Library Interface software module is compatible with virtually all leading tape library manufacturers, robotic libraries, and tape technologies. Teradactyl maintains a broad base of large installation clients using robotic tape libraries in addition to disk storage sub-systems.
Spectra® TFinity Library
Space-saving design, high-density architecture and seamless scalability combine to help the TFinity to achieve the status of the highest capacity data storage system in the world.
Spectra® T950 Library
The Spectra® T950 library is designed and built to meet the stringent requirements of the enterprise for data integrity, data security and high reliability. The T950 library reduces staff involvement significantly, affordably scales in capacity and throughput, and delivers the best Total Cost of Ownership of any tape solution. Support options range from the expected 24x7 worldwide onsite support to more advanced offerings including our industry-first Assisted Self Maintenance (ASM) program as well as proactive management and reporting tools that ensure you maintain optimal system availability.
Spectra T-Series Enterprise-Brochure
Designed for incremental growth, Spectra T-Series Enterprise libraries accommodate the storage requirements of organizations in every stage of their growth lifecycle. When your storage requires more slots than your library’s current capacity, there’s no need to buy a whole new library. By investing in a Spectra T-Series Enterprise library, all you need to change is your outgrown frame. Spectra transfers the components in your existing library and puts them into a larger chassis. Upgrading is also EASY and FAST—you can switch between models in less than half a day. The TranScale® architecture eliminates the need for realignment, host/server reconfiguration, world-wide name changes and switch rezoning.
Grow Your Library with Spectra Stack. Buy what you need, as you need it. Designed with flexibility and scalability in mind. With an eye towards easy installation, expansion, and management.
Spectra and Spectra Stack’s MigrationPass Service can make your migration easier. As Current and Past LTO Drives can be integrated in to a Spectra Stack, so your initial investment is not lost.
IBM TS1150 and TS1155 Tape Drives for Spectra Libraries
The IBM TS1150 Technology offers the most reliable tape technology ever developed. Designed to provide Enterprise-Class reliability with 24 x 7 usage, the TS1150 Technology tape drive provides 1000 times more data integrity than an LTO tape drive. In addition to robust reliability and data integrity, the TS1150 Technology offers the largest capacity per tape and the fastest data rate of any tape technology available. This translates into fewer tapes needed to store the same amount of data, less labor and time to manage the tape inventory, and reduced library, application and offsite slot costs. Superior performance provides customers with the ability to get the same amount of work done with fewer drives and reduced support costs. Equally important is the investment protection offered by this technology. With significant gains in both capacity and data rate with every new generation; 300% increase in capacity and 50% increase in data rate from TS1130 Technology to TS1140 Technology and 150% increase in capacity and a 45% increase in data rate from TS1140 to TS1150 Technology.
The IBM® TS1155 Technology offers the most reliable tape technology ever developed. Designed to provide enterprise-class reliability with 24 x 7 usage, the IBM® TS1155 Technology tape drive provides 10 times more data integrity than an LTO tape drive.
Case Study: ACCRE
ACCRE is Vanderbilt University’s Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education. They have over 600 multi-core systems in their 4,000 square foot facility. Specializing in a wide range of fields, including genetics research, particle physics, and astronomy.