File Server Disk Management – Reducing Backup Times on File Servers

File Server Disk Management

Reducing backup times is one of the most often stated goals of system administrators. Eventually you will hit the wall… wall clock that is.Your file server storage usage continues to grow by and grow until one day the backups won’t run or don’t finish in time. That results in a fire drill to find free space. What files can you delete? It’s tough going to your boss to justify new hardware when you have no facts or evidence of what happened to all the storage space.

Backing up hundreds of gigabytes or terabytes is a big nightmare. 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 plan for growth. Why keep backing up the same old files over and over again?  The wrong solution is buying more tapes!  Having the correct file server disk management solution in place is the way to go. Waterford Technologies provides an affordable, easy-to-install File Archiver solution to reduce long backup times on your file servers.

Solution for Long Backup Times on File Servers

File Archiver reduces long backup times on your file servers by using policies. Files that are old, unneeded, or unused are automatically moved to a file archive where they are compressed, encrypted and stored for automatic retrieval. 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. This is terrific cost savings for off-site hosted backups.

In a today’s economy, you have daily pressure to reduce costs and deliver more value. File Archiver will reduce the long backup time on your file servers. You will be surprised at how much space and time you will save.

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