Using the HSM test system¶
file version: 16 August 2021
The new HSM system will go online in the next weeks. In order to get familiar with the new system and the command line tool
slk, we provide a test system to all of our users. You can archive and retrieve test files on this system and test adapted workflows. The system will go offline when the migration is finished.
The test system does not have the same folder structure as the productive HSM system. The base namespace is
/hsm. All of your testing namespaces are located within it.
Please notify us via firstname.lastname@example.org if issues occurr.
The StrongLink software is running in a virtual machine and not on the production system hardware
no connection to tape drives
storage for testing is very limited
archived data will be removed in a few weeks
We would like to ask you to follow these guidelines so that all users have a fair possiblity to work on the test system. Please
do not run more than one archival and one retrieval process per user at a time.
only archive files up to several MB per file; better only of several KB size.
create and use a namepsace for your user or project under
do not run benchmarks.
do not delete
/hsmor the namespaces of other users.
Currently, slk is configured to connect to the test system. When the production system will go online then the configuration will be adapted. Thus, the way how you call slk today for testing will be the same way as on the production system.
First, please load the slk module via:
$ module load slk
This will load slk version 3.1.58. Please do not manually load modules of more recent or older slk versions. Only this version will properly work with the test system. This is due to the fact that some interfaces of the StrongLink system were modified in the recent slk version.
Second, please login via:
$ slk login Username [k204221]: Password:
Third, please create a namespace for you or your project
$ slk_helpers mkdir /hsm/$USER
Fourth, please follow Getting Started with slk for further guidiance.