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SimpliDrive FAQ’s
Enterprise Cloud Object Storage Solution


SimpliDrive FAQ’s

Enterprise Cloud Object Storage Solution


Frequently asked Questions

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  • General Questions

    What is Netmagic SimpliDrive?

    SimpliDrive is highly redundant, massively scalable, widely distributed and secured object storage solution delivered over the internet via familiar web browsers. SimpliDrive allows you to upload, move or download any amount of data from your end point devices to your secured containers on SimpliDrive.

    What can I do with SimpliDrive?

    With standard https protocol, you can upload, download, copy, move, rename or delete objects sizing anything from 1 KB to 5 GB over the internet.

    How can I get started with SimpliDrive?

    Getting started with SimpliDrive is easy. Following these simple steps:
    1) If you don’t have an existing SimpliCloud account, please sign-up for one here.
    2) Contract your SimpliDrive initial storage quota and start adding accounts into it. Accounts can be different departments within your organization or various projects.
    3) You can create Containers within accounts. You can decide to give a public or private access to a container. A private container is mapped to a single user whereas a public container can be allocated to a group of users. What kind of data can be stored on SimpliDrive?

    You can store ANY type of data on to Netmagic SimpliDrive. The data can be images, wave files, music, office documents, etc.

    How much data can be stored on SimpliDrive?

    The total amount of data that can be stored on SimpliDrive is virtually unlimited. At ground level, you can store up to 1 Million objects inside a single Container. The size of object can be anything from 1kb to 5 GB (gigabyte) using a PUT request over http. In the future release of Netmagic SimpliDrive, you can leverage the Multi-Part Upload capability in case of large objects.

    How can I delete a large number of objects within my container?

    To be able to DELETE a container, you should ensure that the container is empty. You can mass delete objects within a single folder. You can delete multiple folders using the SimpliDrive user interface. Alternatively, you can make use of SimpliDrive’s REST APIs to programmatically DELETE data from your object store.

    I am not based out of India, can I use Netmagic SimpliDrive?

    Yes. Netmagic SimpliDrive service can be contracted and consumed from anywhere in the world from any internet enabled device using familiar web browsers.

  • Billing

    What is quota?

    SimpliDrive is an ideal solution to your data management related nightmares. You can easily classify storage containers as per your departments or customers, etc as per your business requirement. Using SimpliDrive Management Console you can manage your contracted storage capacity and allocate / re-allocate storage to containers. By subscribing for SimpliDrive, you completely do away with needs of getting into capacity planning, monitoring and management. SimpliDrive comes on pay-as-you-grow model which means you can contract required amount of storage on monthly OPEX.

    How will I get charged and billed for my usage of SimpliDrive?

    If you decide to provision the SimpliDrive all by yourself, there is no one time implementation and setup charge. You pay monthly in advance for the allocated SimpliDrive quota. Generally there are 3 chargeable components object storage – Storage Charges, Network Charges and Request Charges.
    In case of Netmagic SimpliDrive, you pay for the Storage and Network Charges. Storage is charged as allocated quota for the month and Network Charges are calculated on amount of bandwidth (GB) consumed throughout the month. As a part of promotional offer, we are not doing Request Charges.

  • Security

    How secure is my data on Netmagic SimpliDrive?

    SimpliDrive grid is protected by hardware firewalls and further by RBAC for preventing unauthorized access to SimpliDrive infrastructure and your objects residing within your containers. Your data is protected from physical and logical failures by default. SimpliDrive returns a COMMIT only after it has successfully writes your object on 2 physically disperse storage nodes within an availability zone. On successful COMMIT it replicates the 3rd copy to physically dispersed storage node within the availability zone. Your data is fully protected from up to 2 storage layer failures.

    How can I control access to my account and containers within?

    SimpliDrive comes with various security features that allow you to control access to objects stored on SimpliDrive. It provides following three different access control mechanisms:
    1) Role Base Access Control (RBAC);
    2) Container level Access Control Lists (ACL); and
    Time bound URL expiry

  • Data Protection

    How is Netmagic able to commit data durability of 99.99999%?

    SimpliDrive provides highly durable, massively scalable object storage infrastructure for your mission-critical business requirements. SimpliDrive returns a COMMIT only after it has successfully writes your object on 2 physically disperse storage nodes within an availability zone. On successful COMMIT it replicates the 3rd copy to physically dispersed storage node within the availability zone. Your data is fully protected from up to 2 storage layer failures. While the distributed backend architecture enhances availability of your objects on SimpliDrive, the auto-healing capabilities enhance the durability of your data on to the object store.

  • SimpliDrive Object Versioning

    What is object versioning?

    Object Versioning allows you to preserve, retrieve, and restore every version of every object stored inside a version-enabled container. Once you enable Versioning for a container, SimpliDrive preserves existing objects anytime you perform a PUT, POST, COPY, or DELETE operation on them. By default, GET requests will retrieve the most recently written version.

    Under what situations I should use object versioning?

    SimpliDrive provides you with a highly durable storage infrastructure. Object versioning offers an additional level of protection by providing a means of recovery when your end-users accidentally delete objects. This allows you to easily recover from unintended user actions and application failures. You can also use object versioning for data retention and archiving. For more information, please refer to Common Use Cases of Netmagic SimpliDrive.

    How does Upload / Download and Delete functions work in a version enabled containers?

    1) The object gets uploaded to the destination.
    2) If the same object exists at the destination then it will be moved to version and the latest uploaded object will become current version.
    3) Select the current version from the storage browser to download the current version.
    4) Click on the version of the object and select from the list of versions to download a specific version. The selected version being downloaded will have epoch time as the file name.
    5) If you delete current version object from the versioned enabled container then the most recent version of the object will become current version.
    6) If you wish to delete the object along with it's versions then first delete all the versions of the object and then delete the object.
    7) If you delete folder under versioned enabled container then the all the objects (versioned or non-versioned) will be deleted.

    What happens when I Move versioned objects from version enabled container to a version enabled container?

    1) When the object is selected on source for moving to the destination then only the current version of object will be moved to the destination and the same will be deleted from the source. The most recent version of the object will become the current version at the source.
    2) When the object is selected on source for moving to the destination then only the current version of object will be moved to the destination and the same will be deleted from the source. The most recent version of the object will become the current version at the source.

    What happens when I Move versioned object from the trash of version enabled container to another version enabled Container?

    1) When the object is selected on source for moving to the destination then only the current version of object will be moved to the destination and will be deleted from the source. The most recent version of the object will become the current version at the source.
    2) If the same object exists at the destination then it will be moved to version and the object being moved will become current version and will be deleted from the source. The most recent version of the object will become the current version at the source.

    What happens when I Move folder which contains the versioned objects from version enabled container to another version enabled Container?

    1) The folder will be moved with all it's objects and their versions to the destination. The source folder will be deleted with all its objects and their versions.
    2) If the same folder exists at the destination then all the objects and their versions from the source folder will be moved to the folder at the destination. The source folder will be deleted with all its objects and their versions.

    What happens when I Copy versioned object from version enabled container to version enabled container?

    1) When the object is selected on source for copying to the destination then only the current version of object will be copied to the destination.
    2) If the same object exists at the destination then it will be moved to version and the object being copied will become current version.

    What happens when I Copy versioned object from the trash of version enabled container to another version enabled Container?

    1) When the object is selected on source for copying to the destination then only the current version of object will be copied to the destination.
    2) If the same object exists at the destination then it will be moved to version and the object being copied will become current version.

    What happens when I Copy folder which contains the versioned objects from version enabled container to another version enabled Container?

    1) The folder will be copied with all its objects and their versions to the destination.
    2) If the same folder exists at the destination then all the objects and their versions from the source folder will be copied to the folder at the destination.

    What happens when I Move versioned object from version enabled container to non-version container?

    1) When the object is selected on source for moving to the destination then only the current version of object will be moved to the destination and will be deleted from the source. The most recent version of the object will become the current version at the source.
    2) If the same object exists at the destination then it will be overwritten and the object will be deleted from the source. The most recent version of the object will become the current version at the source.

    What happens when I Move versioned object from the trash of version enabled container to non-version container?

    1) When the object is selected on source for moving to the destination then only the current version of object will be moved to the destination and will be deleted from the source. The most recent version of the object will become the current version at the source.
    2) If the same object exists at the destination then it will be overwritten and the object will be deleted from the source. The most recent version of the object will become the current version at the source.

    What happens when I Move folder which contains the versioned objects from version enabled container to non-version container?

    1) The folder will be moved only with current versions of the objects to the destination. The current version(s) which were moved to the destination will be deleted from the source and if any version(s) are present for them then the most recent version(s) will become current version at the source.
    2) If the same folder exists at the destination then all the current versions of the objects from the source folder will be moved to the destination. The current version(s) which were moved to the destination will get deleted from the source and the most recent version of the object(s) will become the current version at the source.

    What happens when I Copy versioned object from version enabled container to non-version container?

    1) When the object is selected on source for copying to the destination then only the current version of object will be copied to the destination.
    2) If the same object exists at the destination then it will be overwritten.

    What happens when I Copy folder which contains the versioned objects from version enabled container to non-version container?

    1) The folder will be copied with the current versions of the objects in it to the destination.
    2) If the same folder exists at the destination then current versions of all the objects will be copied to the destination.

    What happens when I Move object from non-version container to version enabled container?

    1) When the object is selected on source for moving to the destination then the object will be moved to the destination and will be deleted from the source.
    2) If the same object exists at the destination then it will be moved to version and the object being moved will become current version and will be deleted from the source.

    What happens when I Move folder which contains objects from non-version container to version enabled Container?

    1) The folder will be copied with the objects in it to the destination.
    2) If the same folder exists at the destination then all the objects from the source folder will be moved to the folder at the destination. The source folder will be deleted with all its objects from the source.

    What happens when I Copy object from non-version container to version enabled container?

    1) When the object is selected on source for copying to the destination then the object will be copied to the destination.
    2) If the same object exists at the destination then it will be moved to version and the copied object will become current version.

    What happens when I Copy folder which contains the objects from non-version container to version enabled Container?

    1) The folder will be copied with all its objects to the destination.
    2) If the same folder exists at the destination then all the objects from the source folder will be copied to the folder at the destination.


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