File Server Disk Management
One of the most often stated goals of a system administrator is Reducing backup times.
While file server storage continues to grow and grow, eventually one day the backups won’t run or won’t finish in time. As a result you try to find free space on servers. But what files can you delete? It’s tough going to your boss to justify new hardware when you have no facts or evidence (from true insight on your data) of what happened to all the storage space.
Backing up data in the terabytes volume is a big nightmare and you can’t stick your head in the sand and hope it goes away. It’s clearly unmanageable without automation and reporting so you can make data decisions based on fact. Why keep backing up the same old files over and over again? The wrong solution is buying more tapes!
Solution for Reducing Backup Times on File Servers
- Reduce long backup times on your file servers by using policies.
- Old or unused files are automatically moved to an archive where they are compressed, encrypted and stored for automatic retrieval.
- Delete all unwanted or unnecessary files therefore saving huge amounts of vital server storage space.
- The original file location contains a tiny 1K shortcut link “stub” that automatically retrieves the file from the archive. It’s seamless to users.
- Your backup times plummet because your files are shrunk and de-duplicated on to lower cost storage.
- Reduce costs while delivering more value.
- View files by server, owner, size, type, name and understand who or what is abusing storage.
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