The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of the United States ecosystems and environment.
Their back-up times had grown to over 4 days and when they started on Friday night for a full back-up they were spilling into Tuesday! They had also seen an exponential spike with file volume in the last 2 years because of increased collaboration with other divisions.
Deployed FileArchiver from Waterford Technologies. They implemented a simple stubbing policy to stub files older than 2 years for the top 10 file types to lower tier storage.
- Automatic seamless offloading of files to lower tier storage
- Efficient way to manage data.
File Archiver Installation Details
File Reduction: From 3 TB to 1.2
Policy: stub top 10 types older than 2 years.