We have a small development Isilon cluster which I would like to access from our development HPC cluster, and I used SyncIQ ot make a copy of our production HPC data from our production Isilons. The sync policy is manual, so it will not be run on any schedule.
I have two questions, (1) how can I make the copy on target read/write for use with our dev HPC, and (2) is there any way to occasionally overwrite and refresh these files from production?
You can perform a sync copy only. A sync copy will just be a copy and shouldn't lock the data at the destination as read only.
You would have to double check but I don't think the sync copy will overwrite existing files.
As far as keeping the two in sync after that, you maybe able to use a secondary server to rsync the two directories.