Quality Characteristics of the Tape Library at ZIB
The data storage at ZIB is not only designed for highg performance and capacity. Special attention is taken for the guarantee of reproducibility on the physical level. Especially for long-term storage this requires high effort.
The following points are an overview about the quality and performance characteristics of the tape library at ZIB.
Placement of the tape libraries in a guarded strong room
Monitoring the compliance for values of tempearature and humidity
Guarantee for prevention of pollution in the air
Life record for each tape
Guarantee of readability for tapes not used over a longer period of time
Writing of two copies into two independant tape libraries
Easy interface for usage
Consistent redundancy of all components
Guarantee of electricity supply