This topic describes the tasks associated with configuring the Disk-Based Data Transfer. The Infrastructure Engineer role typically performs these tasks. See Roles and Responsibilities.
Configuration for the Disk-Based Data Transfer consists of the following tasks:
- Attaching the disk to the Data Host. Remove all partitions and any file systems. To prevent the accidental deletion of data, the Data Transfer Utility does not work with disks that already have partitions or file systems. Disks are visible to the host as block devices and must provide a valid response to the
hdparm -I <device>Linux command.
- Sending the block device path to the Data Administrator.
You are now ready to load your data to the disk. See Copying the Data.