Using object replication

Replication and Disaster Recovery Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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Object based file system replication provides a mechanism, manual or automatic, for copying or relocating both file systems and the metadata associated with those file systems (such as access points, security descriptors, and other file system related data). The source file system may be replicated to one or more target file systems. When configured correctly, object replication can mirror file systems at different physical locations, which can be used as a disaster recovery configuration. Object-based replication operates on the entire file system, not at the individual file or directory level. NAS Platform supports object-based file system replication.

When using object-based file system replication, you can replicate the file system, and the associated CNS links, SMB shares, permissions and all other file-level metadata. Administrators can use NAS Manager to configure policy-based object replication jobs independently from other replication strategies.

Object replication, like file replication, uses policies and schedules to determine which file systems get replicated, where they are replicated, and when replication operations are run. Policies specify the replication source and the target, and schedules specify the timing and the interval of repetition, if any.