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TY - CONF AU - Ashwarya, T. AU - Berryman, E.T. AU - Konrad, M.G. ED - White, Karen S. ED - Brown, Kevin A. ED - Dyer, Philip S. ED - Schaa, Volker RW TI - RecSyncETCD: A Fault-tolerant Service for EPICS PV Configuration Data J2 - Proc. of ICALEPCS2019, New York, NY, USA, 05-11 October 2019 CY - New York, NY, USA T2 - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems T3 - 17 LA - english AB - RecCaster is an EPICS module which is responsible for uploading Process Variables (PVs) metadata from the IOC database to a central server called RecCeiver. The RecCeiver service is a custom-built application that passes this data on to the ChannelFinder, a REST-based search service. Together, RecCaster and RecCeiver form the building blocks of RecSync. RecCeiver is not a distributed service which makes it challenging to ensure high availability and fault-tolerance to its clients. We have implemented a new version of RecCaster which uploads the PV metadata to ETCD. ETCD is a commercial off-the-shelf distributed key-value store intended for high availability data storage and retrieval. It provides fault-tolerance as the service can be replicated on multiple servers to keep data consistently replicated. ETCD is a drop-in replacement for the existing RecCeiver to provide data storage and retrieval for PV metadata. Also, ETCD has a well-documented interface for client operations including the ability to live-watch the PV metadata for its clients. This paper discusses the design and implementation of RecSyncETCD as a fault-tolerant service for storing and retrieving EPICS PV metadata. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 714 EP - 718 KW - operation KW - network KW - EPICS KW - distributed KW - controls DA - 2020/08 PY - 2020 SN - 2226-0358 SN - 978-3-95450-209-7 DO - doi:10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2019-TUBPL05 UR - https://jacow.org/icalepcs2019/papers/tubpl05.pdf ER -