Replication rule examples

Replica management is based on replication rules defined on data identifiers. A replication rule gets resolved and issues replica locks on the physical replicas.

A replication rule consists (besides other parameters) of a factor representing the numbers of replicas wanted and a Rucio Storage Element Expression that allows to select a set of probable RSEs to store the replicas.

The RSE Expression gets resolved into a set of RSEs, which are possible destination RSEs for the number of replicas the user wants to create.

Is possible to find detailed information and examples about how to write RSE Expressions here.

Example 1

I want to have 2 replicas of first_dataset and second_datset on Tier 1 RSEs

The number 2 second_dataset is the number of copies expected. At the end, the RSE Expression select all the Tier 1 RSEs as possible targets to store the replicas.:

[email protected]:~$ rucio add-rule scope:first_dataset scope:second_dataset 2 'tier=1'

To see all the possible targets, rucio list-rses command can be used:

[email protected]:~$ rucio list-rses --expression 'tier=1'

Example 2

I want to have 2 replicas on whatever T2 RSEs in the UK but it shouldn’t be Glasgow:

[email protected]:~$ rucio add-rule scope:first_dataset scope:second_dataset 2 'country=uk\site=GLASGOW'