Moving On: When It Is Time to Re-archive
Planning a tiered data storage paradigm shift was never easy even when there was sufficient time to review options; to select the proper next step in what must be a never ending cycle of legacy data protection. But when time is short (and growing shorter), there must be migration strategies and methods established to provide not only for the next migration, but also setting the stage for all subsequent migrations. Considering strategies for migrating “like-technologies”, such as disk-to-disk or server-to-server, can often be staggered to avoid a more massive disruptive migration.
But when a migration requires the core Data Management Archive Software (DMAS) technology be replaced, the impacts ripple across the total tiered data architecture with the potential to impact the user community relying on that data.
This paper explores aspects of strategies about how a Tiered Data Management Environment (TDME) facing the prospect of replacing the underlying DMAS should design an approach for converting and re-casting the archive.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2011
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