1-4 March 2021
Europe/Zurich timezone

EOS+CTA WorkFlows: Tape Archival and Retrieval

3 Mar 2021, 08:00


Michael Davis (CERN)


The CERN Tape Archive (CTA) is the tape back-end to EOS. EOS provides an event-driven interface, the WorkFlow Engine (WFE), which is used to trigger the processes of archival and retrieval. When EOS is configured with its tape back-end enabled, the CREATE and CLOSEW (CLOSE Write) events are used to trigger the archival of a file to tape, while the PREPARE event triggers the retrieval of a file from tape and the creation of a disk replica.

This talk will present the details of these tape-related workflows, including the state machine for the processes of archival and retrieval, and the metadata which is communicated between EOS and CTA.

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