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Paper: Gemini Science Archive Automatic Data Transfer
Volume: 347, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIV
Page: 647
Authors: Melnychuk, G.; Damian, A.; Goliath, S.; Shao, L.; Hill, N.; Gaudet, S.; Bohlender, D.; Aspin, C.
Abstract: The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) has developed an automatic system for the transfer of data from the Gemini telescopes to the Gemini Science Archive (GSA). Each step in the process between the data validation at the telescope base facilities and the data becoming available to archive users is automated, including the file transfer, the ingestion of catalogue metadata, and the insertion of the file into the archive tracking system. File names, content, and metadata are checked for conformance with GSA expectations before data transfer and ingestion take place. The CADC has been using this system for transfer of GSA data since 2004 January, and has adapted it for use in the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey.
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