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1. Submitter: jagalactic
Unique token: 7f7bba230b0a358cac63df73bd266474
2. UNIX name: opentms
3. Descriptive name: OpenTMS
4. License: gpl
5. Public description: OpenTMS is a full-function tape management system, similar to the tape management functionality long supported on mainframe computers. It provides commands and an API for storing and retrieving files / data objects to tape volumes in an automated tape library.
6. Registration description: We are developing a GPL tape management system (TMS) for Linux, as well as the other open systems platforms (Solaris, HPUX, AIX, possibly others). This software will abstract tape libraries into volume groups (logically infinite size) to which files (or objects) can be stored and retrieved.
We also plan to develop a heirarchical storage management (HSM) filesystem component (as a dmapi client to the XFS filesystem), which will support automatically saving multiple versions of each file, as well as continuous backup-type functionality.
If we're successful, this will go a long way to making linux an enterprise storage management platform. We believe that this is a set of functionality that should be OS services, as it is/was in the mainframe (MVS) world. But all that is available currently is expensive commercial products.