Thanks Kyle - I hadnít considered embedding the ID into the access imagesí metadata. Although weíll want to also track the data elsewhere, Itís an interesting idea, and probably worth doing if I can pull it off without too much pain.
On Apr 9, 2015, at 9:27 AM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Howdy Sara,
> I've played around a bit with Glacier. It's a bit weird to work with, but
> tools keep on improving.
> The real question is what you hope to accomplish with it. As its name
> implies, it's designed for stuff that is basically frozen. When you take
> things out, you need to do so very slowly. The pricing model is such that
> if you try to pull out stuff quickly (e.g. you're trying to restore a
> system), the cost goes into the stratosphere -- definitely model what
> things would look like before using it for purposes like backup.
> However, if you have access images that are already backed up on disk or
> tape offsite (i.e. system recovery needs already taken care of) and this is
> just for storage of high res scans, Glacier could be a good way to go.
> As far as the ID's go, I'd embed them directly into the access image
> metadata. That way, it's impossible to lose the connection between the
> image and the master. You can keep it elsewhere as well, but embedded
> metadata is a great place to store critical identifiers.
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 3:32 PM, Sara Amato <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Has anyone leapt on board with Glacier? We are considering using it for
>> long term storage of high res archival scans. We have derivative copies
>> for dissemination, so donít intend touching these often, if ever. The
>> question I have is how to best track the Archive ID that glacier attaches
>> to deposits, as it looks like that is the only way to retrieve information
>> if needed (though you can attach a brief description also that appears on
>> the inventory along with the id.) Weíre considering putting the ID in
>> Archivist Toolkit, where the location of the dissemination copies is noted,
>> but am wondering if there are other tools out there specific for this
>> scenario that people are using.