Archivation and security of data


Aim of the course

The aim of the course is to present the issues of data archiving and security. These relate to recording information technologies, modern systems for the storing and sharing of large volumes of data and methods of protecting data against loss.

Lecture programme

Storage technologies for removable media. Data transfer interfaces. Hard drives and RAID disk arrays. Automated libraries of removable media. Methods of securing data against loss. Strategies for backup. Data archiving systems. Hierarchical storage management systems - HSM. SAN networks. Technologies Fiber Channel and iSCSI. Data Recovery. Distributed data storage systems in Grid environments. File systems - local and distributed. Methods and tools for measuring the performance of storage systems.

Overview of the course elements

The course involves laboratory classes. During these classes students gain practical skills in the following areas: configuration and systems management, storage, backup, sharing disk resources using the iSCSI protocol, management of removable media libraries, handling tape drives.

Reading list

1. Dorian Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop, “The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center”, Schaser-Vartan Books, 2003
2. Tom Clark, “Designing Storage Area Networks”, Addison-Wesley, 2003
3. Jon W. Toigo: „Disaster Recovery Planning: Strategies for Protecting Critical Information Assets”, 1999

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