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This article is part of the Vol. 7 No. 4 June 2008 issue of The top email archiving strategies for storage managers
Moving data from one array to another, or from one tier of storage to another, is a tedious process that's slowly becoming more automated. With storage capacity growing at 50% annually, an unending cycle of technology refreshes, server and storage consolidation, and data classification is driving the need to move data from one tier of storage to another or from one array to another. Data migration has become a way of life for storage administrators. In a perfect world, you would use automated tools to migrate data. Yet data migration is too often done manually: an administrator takes the system offline, backs it up to tape, installs the new array and recovers the data to its new location. A complicated data migration may include 50 or more steps, and take a night or even a weekend to perform. For businesses operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, this is simply too long to have a system down. "Downtime is costly; it costs me $30,000 an hour. That's not really that large an amount, but not having to take the NetApp filer out of service and plan downtime in... Access >>>
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Migrate data without mistakes
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Data migrations are a fact of life. In many cases, the migration ends up being a tedious process. Automated tools can help ease migration woes. Host-based migration software takes the load off the storage array and can easily bridge the gap when migrating data between heterogeneous storage systems. But array-based migration may be preferred for technology refreshes.
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