PARS replication enables archives to be securely copied to multiple storage locations. Replication supports different media types and can be used for creating copies of projects for offsite storage. PARS retains management of the archive
and all replicated copies. When a restore is required this can be performed efficiently from any of the archive locations even when the primary archive is unavailable.
Replicating Archives To Other Media Types
PARS replication can be configured to clone archives to up to 3 alternate destinations. The destinations allocated for replication can be of different media types including tape managed by IDS (Intelligent Data Store). Typically a primary archive will exist on disk and a secondary copy retained on managed tape. The destinations can be managed by different PARS nodes and reside in alternate geographical locations if desired.
Restore From Replicated Destinations
Managing your replicated archives from PARS allows you to restore from any of the configured destinations regardless of media type.
Replication can be used when media refresh is required. Archives on legacy media can be cloned to new media simply by adding a new destination to a replication set. This process securely copies, verifies and creates a checksum of the archive before completing successfully.