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From Chiradeep Vittal <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] SSVM Generic Copy
Date Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:55:31 GMT
While SSVM is OK to understand the concept, it is more generically a
transfer daemon which can run in a VM or not. For example, QuickCloud[1]
takes the SSVM's daemon out and runs it on a standard Linux OS.

On 9/30/13 2:37 PM, "SuichII, Christopher" <> wrote:

>The storage subsystem currently uses a number of hypervisor APIs for
>transferring files between data stores (both primary and secondary).
>However, while implementing the storage subsystem API as a storage
>provider, we have discovered that there is a need for a generic copy
>method that can copy files between (almost) any source and destination.
>For example, if we need to copy a file from our storage to S3 or Swift.
>It would make more sense for the SSVM to provide a generic method for
>copying files than for us to implement a copy method for S3, Swift, etc.
>Additionally, the SSVM already has NFS volumes mounted and has easier
>access to primary and secondary storage.
>I will work on formalizing a full functional spec if needed but wanted to
>get this up for discussion ASAP.
>I have created a JIRA ticket:
>Chris Suich
>NetApp Software Engineer
>Data Center Platforms ­ Cloud Solutions
>Citrix, Cisco & Red Hat

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