What is Needed and What is not Needed to Move Files

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What is Needed and What is not Needed to Move Files

NTFS from beginning to end and no proprietary storage mechanisms all comes together to offer simple, reliable and solution that is highly cost-effective for moving older files to 2nd tier storage such as NAS or even older SAN.

Unlike other software for this, MLtek doesn’t try to be a document management system and they also do not require the deployment of any software to your workstations or servers. The only functionality is already in the Windows operating system.

Old file movement

This enables the movement of files that are old from any UNC path to a UNC using a range of norms including file size, age as well as type. You can make the target to be:

  • VM
  • CIFS share
  • NAS device
  • iSCSI volume
  • Cloud storage from Amazon
  • Azure cloud
  • Google cloud

If the target and source volumes are both formatted with NTFS as well as share the same network, then the content can be managed and moved between then.

Not stored in database

At no point are any files or metadata stored in a database or proprietary storage device. This is crucial as it offers massive scalability and makes their product much more efficient. The largest file system presently handled stands up to 3.4 PetaBytes in size, and this is done by using a single Datacenter that is installed on a small VM with only 4 vCPUa and 6 GB of RAM

No waiting

Unlike solutions used by others, with a user clicks on a link that was left in place of a file all the IO goes straight from the users’ station straight to the file. You don’t have to wait until something else happens first.

From and to

All the information that is regarded to where the file has moved from and to is maintained all in the file system itself through using directory structures and file properties.

Various stubs

There are various types of stubs available to choose from what can be left behind in place of files when they are moved, including seamless links that behave just like the original files. Additionally, both folder and file level shortcuts are more traditional Windows shortcuts, and these offer the advantage of increased compatibility as well as accessibility by Apple using the add-in like “win shortcutter”, for further information click here.

 

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