Container

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A Container is a way to put together a lot of small files into one larger file to improve performance. This works very well with resources that include tapes (such as HPSS). The whole container is retrieved from tape, cached on SRB disk, and then multiple files can be quickly read and written on the container copy on disk. The SRB handles the book-keeping for the container. Also see the FAQ container items.