Pool Management

The storage pool acts as the fundamental abstraction layer between task movement and the various storage devices.

Within this framework, the pool determines whether storage is designated as primary or secondary.

For secondary storage, the pool incorporates a property enabling various storage systems to be organized on the basis of workflow policy types.

Nodeum's architecture is built around storage connectors that streamline access between different storage systems, including NAS storage, tape library, object storage and cloud storage.

The Storage Manager encompasses pool management, with a particular focus on tape management. This function provides logical abstraction across multiple tapes, facilitating the archiving of large data sets without the need to prepare the source directory.

Pools are essentially logical volumes in which data is stored. They group together several tapes under a logical name, enabling multiple pools to be defined for different uses.

As a practical example, a pool can be set up for each business unit and storage type, illustrating the system's flexibility.

Reporting functions offer pool-level granularity in the various information displays, enabling end-users to navigate this level of abstraction rather than getting into complex technical aspects, such as protocols and technologies.

The emphasis placed on abstracting business logic through storage pools allows end-users to concentrate on defining workflows without getting bogged down in technical subtleties.

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