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This article describes Remote Storage Services (RSS) and recommended practices for this service.
RSS is a hierarchical storage system. The most frequently used data is located on the server's hard disk, and less frequently used data is saved to tape. The hard disk is referred to as upper level or local storage with managed volumes (faster and more expensive), and the tape is referred to as lower level or remote storage (slower and less expensive).
RSS uses a junction point from the original file location that references the actual file stored on tape. The file name remains on the server, but the data is moved to the tape drive. When you attempt to gain access to the file, the server uses the junction point to find the data on the tape. If the tape is not present, a dialog box prompting you to load the tape is displayed at the server's console.
Data availability and integrity are critical and can be ensured if you follow some basic guidelines for RSS:
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