JIRA Issue

[#XCI-441] XSEDE does not provide a continuous data synchronization service

[XCI-441] XSEDE does not provide a continuous data synchronization service Created: 08/24/2018  Updated: 08/02/2021

Status: Proposed
Project: XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration
Component/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: XCI Documentation Priority: Major
Reporter: Lee Liming Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0

Issue Links:
is blocked by XCI-899 Update XSEDE data management docs to ... Closed
XSEDE Priority: -
Public activity link: https://software.xsede.org/display/xci-441
Devel Repository:
Use Cases:
CB-10: Synchronize research data between campus and community resources
Effort and Costs:
Staff Name (Lastname, Firstname) Effort (person weeks) Roles or Contributions Status
<Activity Lead Name – Last, First> 6 six weeks of effort to lead and implement the activity (required) none
<User Doc Drafter – Last, First> 0.2 one day of effort to draft user documentation (required ) none
TBD (tester) 1 one week of effort to test the software none
... ... .. none
Due by Activity Deliverable
DSR Design document*
TRR Implemented Software Capability
TRR Other type of deliverable
TRR Deployment plan*
TRR Test plan*
TRR User documentation*
TRR (post) TRR Baseline* (Shava)
Deployment Deployment Baseline* (Shava)
Deployment Test Report* (Shava)
  • Click on "Deliverables" tab for URL.
Lead Tester: Shava Smallen Shava Smallen


Use case CB-10 calls for continuous synchronization of data between copies on campus servers and copies on XSEDE storage servers.  XSEDE does not provide a service that maintains continuous synchronization between data transfer endpoints.

XSEDE's Managed Data Transfer service does offer one-time synchronization between data transfer endpoints. This feature could be used by a user-supplied application to provide continuous synchronization between campus and XSEDE data transfer endpoints, but the user would be responsible for obtaining the application, configuring it to use XSEDE's managed data transfer service, and maintaining its continuous operation.


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