A MD5 integrity check is done when data is copied from disk to tape
Annual examination of tape library and LTO4 tapes (possibly moving to biennial due to risks to tapes)
2750TB acquired 2009-2014 with annual growth of 450TB leading to 3450TB in 2020.
Archive storage system based on CASTOR v1.8 with IBM3584 tape library, LTO 4
Current capacity for BESIII
Remote replication of important raw data
~ 900 cartridges, 700 TB
BOSS is an integrated software package that includes all the blocks required in BESIII data processing.
For an old but stable version of BOSS, we preserve following items:
Since the experiment is still working, budget and FTEs are shared with the operation of computing centre
The experiment is expected to stop data taking at 2022 and Lifespan of preserved data is expected to be about 15 years after then.