File Copy Service
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File copying services on the grid form the "active" part of the Data Management Middleware Stack. There are:
- Low level copying protcols like Grid FTP with associated clients and servers (e.g. globus-url-copy and gridftpd).
- Reliable copying services, which schedule and retry the low level copies.
- Data movement services, which invoke reliable copy agents to copy groups of files and interact with the FileCatalog to ensure that each new StorageUrl is registered.