You can use any device as 2nd tier storage and archive old files to it with our immensely scalable solution file arching, ArchiverFS. It features total support for DFS, SDS, replication, de-duplication, firmness and unlike any other software for achievingas it lets you use any SAN, NAS, or another device for storage for archived files.
ArchiverFS stands uniquely among archiving solutions for file systems on a network, SMB shares as well as Windows servers. They at no point try to store any file metadata, or files in any sort of database as a part of the archive storage process. It is quite simply NTFS from beginning to end.
This approach that is unique makes ArchiverFS incredibly scalable and a huge effective in cost. It offers users the most cost-efficient solution possible for the problem of network congested shares, being able to move massive amount of file over the network to 2nd tier storage such as NAS or SAN while only requiring a very small footprint on the host system. It will enable you to store, archive and then end of life old files in an effective cost efficient and controlled manner therefore helping you attack challenges such as GDPR and Data Protection compliance.
To put is in a simpler manner, we do not try to be some type of pseud-document management system (they have a great overview of how it works here). We stay with what we are best at, and that happens to be efficient and lightweight file archiving software that can tackle the problem of old as well as out of date files in network shares.
Additionally, to this approach that is unique to the storage of older files, with the functionality that is comprisedas being native to a part of the Windows system. ArchiverFS does not need tech agents to install the connection on workstations or servers making placement so simple.
- Hardware agnostic
This program lets you move old files from UNC path to any UUC path over the network using a range of conditions include type, size and age. The target you use to move these older files to can be a CIFS share, NAS device, iSCHI volume, a VM or even storage on the cloud on Amazon AWS, Google Cloud or Azure. If the target and the source volumes are NTFS formatted and shared to the network with SMB, then any content can be migrated and managed between them.
- NTFS is under from beginning to end
There is no point where they try to store file (or even data information about content) in a proprietary storage or database mechanism. This is critical as it offers massive scalability as well as makes ArchiverFS extremely efficient. The largest storage system that is currently handled by this software currently stand at 3.4 PetaBytes in size and is done using a single Datacentre edition license installed on small VM with only 4vCPUa and 6GB of RAM.
- ‘Direct Access’ is used to offer users instant access to content
When a user clicks on a link that was left behind in place of an archived file all of the IO goes right from the users don’t have to sit around waiting for an item to be returned to the live system prior to being able to access it. Any items that need to be returned to the live system are returned by the daily maintenance job the runs out of hours. All the data regarding where each item has been moved from and to is maintained in the file system itself using directory structures and properties.
- Types of Multiple Link
Several kinds of stubs are accessible to select from those that can be left behind in placement of files when they are migrated, including seamless links that act precisely like the original items. Both file level shortcuts and folder that are much like traditional shortcuts in Windows can be used, and these offer the benefit of amplified compatibility and can even be recovered by Apple Macs using an additional program-like ‘Win Short cutter.’
- 3 tier storage structure
Including Live, Archived as well as Graveyard stages. This feature enables ArchiverFS to generate a real Hierarchical Storage Management arrangement and move your old files for justa fraction of the cost of traditional solutions for archiving.
Both subscription as well as perpetual licences is available: Subscription licences are accessible for just over $1590 for 2 TB of processing and that is, for each TB moved from your live system to 2nd line storage. Unlike certain products we do not price based on the quantity of old data that is setting idle in second line storage. Pricing subscription pricing is based on the size of the files you move from live to archive storage each year, and not the size of the data you have setting in 2nd line storage. After all it is your storage, why should you pay for it after it is move?
For more information about their archiving solution feel free to have a look at the main product page.