Versity has you covered.
Seven years ago, Harriet Coverston began porting SAM-QFS to Linux. Five years ago Versity deployed the 1.0 release of VSM on Linux for our first paying customer. Since then, the company has grown stronger every day. Versity is currently managing over 1 Exabyte of archival data for large customers in the US, Europe, Middle East, and India. VSM has evolved and improved with dozens of software releases. Versity has a long term business plan and it’s mission is to develop and support the world’s most advanced large scale archiving technologies.
Replacing SAM-QFS or OHSM with Versity Storage Manager is easy.
No data migration required!
If your organization is facing end of life for OHSM or your Solaris infrastructure, you can move to a more friendly HSM vendor and easily switch from SAM-QFS or OHSM. VSM can restore SAM-QFS or OHSM dump files and immediately begin reading and writing data on existing tape or disk systems. That’s right, you can adopt a better solution and save money with no data migration.
How it works
VSM, SAM-QFS, and Oracle HSM store metadata separately from archived data. This metadata maintains all of the information about file archive status, location, number of copies, and other items such as when the file was archived. The “samfsdump” utility writes out all of the metadata so that it can be backed up, or in this case used to switch to a new system. The VSM “samfsrestore” command ingests the metadata information allowing VSM to read existing files and write new ones.