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    Should the 'copy' or 'move' handling method be used in the submission format?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Rosetta
    • Product Version: 5.x


    What is difference between the 'copy' versus 'move' handling method for the submission format?


    During ingest, SIPS are linked/copied/moved from operational_shared to deposit_storage, to operational_storage, to permanent_storage.

    The submission format’s "Handling method" determines whether the files needs to be deleted from the server when the deposit process is finished:

    1. Move: files are uploaded to Rosetta and deleted from the server.

    2. Copy: files are uploaded to Rosetta but are not deleted from the server after ingest

    [Deposits > Deposit Arrangement > Submission Format > Update Submission Format]

    Choosing 'copy' requires regular deletion of the contents of the following folders once the preservation master has been ingested into the permanent repository:

    1. /operational_shared/(see #3 below for cleanup)

    2. /deposit_storage/1-1000; deposit_storage/2001-3000, etc. (see #3 below for cleanup)

    It is not necessary to clean the /operational_storage/storage1 and /operational_storage/storage2 directories as they are maintained by the application, regardless.

    3. The customer's IT staff can setup a cron to clean out the /operational_shared/ sub-directories every 30 days (or any interval)

    To adjust the frequency of the clearing out of the deposit directory (if using “copy” in the submission format):

    Advanced Configuration > General > General Parameters: Deposit > delete_old_processes_older_than_days: 30

    The “delete_old_processes” job runs nightly.

    So if a change is made today, the results should be updated tomorrow.

    This process is controlled from the Manage Scheduled Jobs UI in administration.

    Category: SIP Loading - Rosetta

    Subject: Rosetta

    • Article last edited: 7/26/2017