How scanning of remote storage works

Remote storage data storage is hierarchical, with two defined levels.:
  • The upper level, local storage, includes the NTFS disk volumes of the computer running Remote Storage on Windows 2000 Server.
  • The lower level, remote storage, is located on the robotic tape library or stand-alone tape drive that is connected to the server computer.

Remote Storage automatically copies eligible files on your local volumes to a tape library, then monitors space available on the local volumes. File data is cached locally so that it can be accessed quickly as needed. When necessary, Remote Storage moves data from the local storage to remote storage. When you need to access a file on a volume managed by Remote Storage, open the file as usual. If the data for the file is no longer cached on your local volume, Remote Storage recalls the data from a tape library.