Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Distributed Video-on-Demand System

Lawrence A. Rowe, David A. Berger and J. Eric Baldeschwieler

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-97-959
1997

This paper describes the Berkeley Distributed Video-on-Demand (VOD) System which is a hierarchical storage system designed to support transparent access to thousands of hours of video material. This system architecture ... is composed of a database, one or more video file servers (VFS), and one or more archive servers (AS). The database contains metadata and indexes about the videos stored in the system. The VFS's stores videos on magnetic disks for real-time playback. An AS manages a tertiary storage devices (e.g., optical disk or tape jukeboxes). In essence, VFS is an on-line cache for videos permanently stored on a tertiary storage (TS) device. (October 1995.)


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Rowe:CSD-97-959,
    Author = {Rowe, Lawrence A. and Berger, David A. and Baldeschwieler, J. Eric},
    Title = {The Berkeley Distributed Video-on-Demand System},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1997},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1997/5889.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-97-959},
    Abstract = {This paper describes the Berkeley Distributed Video-on-Demand (VOD) System which is a hierarchical storage system designed to support transparent access to thousands of hours of video material. This system architecture ... is composed of a database, one or more video file servers (VFS), and one or more archive servers (AS). The database contains metadata and indexes about the videos stored in the system. The VFS's stores videos on magnetic disks for real-time playback. An AS manages a tertiary storage devices (e.g., optical disk or tape jukeboxes). In essence, VFS is an on-line cache for videos permanently stored on a tertiary storage (TS) device. (October 1995.)}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Berger, David A.
%A Baldeschwieler, J. Eric
%T The Berkeley Distributed Video-on-Demand System
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1997
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%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1997/5889.html
%F Rowe:CSD-97-959