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An emerging network storage management standard: Media error monitoring and reporting information (MEMRI) - to determine optical tape data integritySophisticated network storage management applications are rapidly evolving to satisfy a market demand for highly reliable data storage systems with large data storage capacities and performance requirements. To preserve a high degree of data integrity, these applications must rely on intelligent data storage devices that can provide reliable indicators of data degradation. Error correction activity generally occurs within storage devices without notification to the host. Early indicators of degradation and media error monitoring 333 and reporting (MEMR) techniques implemented in data storage devices allow network storage management applications to notify system administrators of these events and to take appropriate corrective actions before catastrophic errors occur. Although MEMR techniques have been implemented in data storage devices for many years, until 1996 no MEMR standards existed. In 1996 the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the only known (world-wide) industry standard specifying MEMR techniques to verify stored data on optical disks. This industry standard was developed under the auspices of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM). A recently formed AIIM Optical Tape Subcommittee initiated the development of another data integrity standard specifying a set of media error monitoring tools and media error monitoring information (MEMRI) to verify stored data on optical tape media. This paper discusses the need for intelligent storage devices that can provide data integrity metadata, the content of the existing data integrity standard for optical disks, and the content of the MEMRI standard being developed by the AIIM Optical Tape Subcommittee.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Podio, Fernando (National Inst. of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, MD United States)
Vollrath, William (LOTS Technology, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA United States)
Williams, Joel (Systems Engineering and Security, Inc. Greenbelt, MD United States)
Kobler, Ben (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Crouse, Don (Large Storage Configurations, Inc. Arden Hills, MN United States)
Date Acquired
August 18, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1998
Publication Information
Publication: Sixth Goddard conference on mass storage systems and technologies held in cooperation with the fifteenth IEEE symposium on mass storage systems
Subject Category
Documentation and Information Science
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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