Using low-cost RAID paired with an optical or tape library creates a very flexible yet resilient archive. RAID provides fast retrieval of data for e-discovery purposes. Tape or optical provide the secure copy, using rewritable or for evidentiary purposes, WORM (write once read many) media. Optionally a third, disaster recovery copy can be created at a secondary site or to cloud storage.
The archive software can be installed in Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac environments, and is easily scalable from 1 terabyte to multiple petabytes.
QStar Archive Replicator is recommended for:
Obsolescence Free Data Archiving
QStar Archive Replicator supports the idea that data often outlives the storage technology it is placed on. The ability to add new storage technologies and phase out older, uneconomical storage is built into the software. Synchronization tools are available that re-create the archive on new storage by replicating it from other technologies.
Use QStar Archive Replicator with an optical or tape library to store data on non-erasable, non-rewriteable media types such as Blu-ray, Ultra Density Optical, or LTO WORM tape, in order to comply with regulatory requirements for data retention. Alternatively, if using rewritable media systems, such as RAID or RDX, Retention Management can be used to secure files for specified time periods.
Performance and Security
Use QStar Archive Replicator with a combination of RAID and an optical or tape library to store data at primary and secondary locations with automatic failover and recovery in the event of a system failure or an actual disaster. By using a RAID set with a removable media set, a hybrid archive can be created that meets an organizations performance and data security requirements.
Highlights of QStar Archive Replicator:
All highlights of QStar Archive Manager plus the following:
• Data Replication – Continuously performed at a file-by-file level, data on the primary and secondary and other assigned volume sets are always exactly replicated. The volume sets may be in different optical jukeboxes or tape libraries, or a combination of technologies using proprietary or industry standard file systems (such as UDF for Optical or LTFS for tape) and can be geographically located anywhere on a corporate Wide-Area-Network.
• Hot Standby – If the primary volume becomes unavailable, read and write requests will still be processed from the secondary replica or site, eliminating data loss and productivity decreases during the period of downtime.
• Automatic Re-synchronization – When the unavailable volume set becomes available again, new data is automatically synchronized back to the alternate volume, ensuring that both volumes are returned to a replicated status.
• Seamless Technology Migration – Migrate from legacy archive storage and easy replication of existing NAS disk archives to a second or new archive store.