disk grooming

disk grooming

Deleting old and unnecessary files on a disk.
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Disk-to-disk-to-disk (D2D2D) and disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backups with point-in-time backup transfers between similar or different media types and disk grooming that removes out-of-date backup data to free up space.
Compatible with a variety of industry-standard SCSI tape drives (1/4-inch, 4mm DAT and 8mm), Xpress Librarian software provides scheduled backups, storage and disk usage analysis, and disk grooming -- for less than $300 (tape drives and controllers sold separately).
These reports can then be used to automate disk grooming with Xpress Librarian.
Retrospect's disk grooming function has also been improved to enable scheduled grooming.
0 software, available as an NLM for the high- capacity Irwin 9000 Series 4mm DAT and 8mm helical scan backup systems and as a VAP for the Irwin 7000 Series data cartridge backup systems, now provides an "Auto Pilot" tape management facility for automated tape rotation, automatic disk grooming and disaster recovery, as well as a Tape Usage Database for ensuring tape integrity.