Oracle HSM: Implementing and Understanding the Fixity Feature
(Doc ID 2197981.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 19, 2019
Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 6.1 and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
File fixity is a term used by digital preservationists and archivists when referring to a property of a digital file being fixed or unchanged. Fixity checking verifies that a digital file has not been altered or corrupted and does not ensure the preservation of a digital file. It allows the repository, in this case Oracle HSM, to identify corrupted files allowing the customer to take corrective actions.
Fixity checks identifies changes to an object. Results of fixity checks allows a repository to identify corrupted files so corrective action can be taken, such as replacing the object with an alternative, known copy. Fixity checking alone does not ensure the preservation of a digital object
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