NETWORK ATTACHED ARCHIVEOSVault can be used as an archive storage system, as primary NAS storage or as both archive and primary storage. For those environments where OSVault is used as Primary NAS storage, OSVault can be configured into a highly available storage system. In a highly available configuration, no single hardware failure will interrupt the ability to store and retrieve files stored on highspeed disk storage.
A highly available configuration of OSVault, called OSVault HA, simply requires that two OSVault appliances be installed in close proximity (within Ethernet connection distances) and that a network cable be directly connected between them. Each OSVault appliance must be of the same model type.
Expansion via iSCSI storage is also supported with OSVault HA, with automatic failover between the two OSVault appliances.
Failover for access to the tape or optical library requires that the library be Fibre Channel attached, and OSVault fully supports Fibre Channel attachment, with the FIbre Channel Option.