NTFS from beginning to end with no limited storing mechanisms come organized to offer a reliable and simple, plus highly cost-effective answer for moving old files to 2nd tier storage such as SAN or NAS. Different from other file system software, MLtek does not attempt to be a quasi-document system of management and this company does not require any downtime at installing at each workstations or servers. The only functionality that is included already comes in the Windows operating system.
SAN or NAS device
If you have a spare NAS or SAN device that you just have in storage and would like to use as storage of your old files? Do you want to start a management system for hierarchical storage, but don’t have any place to accumulate your old files? Are you looking for some way to migrate all out of date and old files from your live file servers to the cloud? Are you making yourself ready for the new GDPR data protection rules and regulations and you need a file management answer? These are all situations for using ArchiverFS.
Enables the movement of extremely old files from one UNC path to any device. Also on UNC path using a variety of measures such as file size, file age, and file types. The target can be:
- NAS device
- A VM
- iSCSI volume
- CIFS share
- Store on the cloud on Azure, Google Cloud, and Amazon AWS
If the source as well as a target both are NTFS formatted and shared on the network, then it is possible for content to be migrated and managed between the two.
NTFS flat files and folders
It is not necessary when files (or even file metadata) need to be kept in either database or in some exclusive storage situation. This is vital as it gives scalability that is massive, and this makes MLtek’s product extremely resourceful. The biggest file system presently using this program has a size of 3.4 Petabytes and this is accomplished by using a single edition of Datacenter installed on a tiny VM with only 6GB of RAM and 4 vCPUs.
‘Direct File Access’ purpose is to give users access to content in an instant. Unlike other programs, a user clicks on a link that is left in place of a file all the IO goes straight from the user computer right to the file. There aren’t components or agents in the way, so users do not have to sit and wait for a file to be sent back to its live file system before being able to access it. The files that are ready to be returned to its place in the live system are sent back at the end of every day with a program subset called Daily Maintenance that runs during non-working hours. All the information stating where each file has been migrated from and to is kept in the file system itself using directory structures and the properties of the files.
Types of stubs
Types of several stubs are accessible to pick from and left behind in place of the files when migrating, and this also includes complete links that are seamless that perform precisely as the original file. Additionally, both folders and file level shortcuts have increased compatibility and are even accessible by Apple Macs with an add-in like “Win Shortcutter”.
This program has a unique ‘3 tier’ storage structure. This unique feature enables the creation of a true Hierarchical Storage System for a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.
- Installation is supported on every version of Windows software from 2003 server on, counting Server 2016 as well as Windows Storage Server.
- Unified compatibility with compression in Windows, Windows De-duplication Server, Microsoft Server for Search, ‘Distributed File System’, repetition based on SDS.
- File attributes and permissions that are one-hundred percent well-preserved always that is thanks to this use of pure NTFS for 2nd line file storage.
- Unique Maintenance Job daily that yields latest used files back to live system of files and replicates the file and folder approvals from the live system to the 2nd place for online storage.
- Full Unicode support for many sets of file system characters in the world including English, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi and more.
This program has a trial version and perpetual and subscription licenses are available. The subscription licenses are accessible for just over $1200 for two TB of file migrating for each TB migrated from live system of files to storage on 2nd line. There is no charge based on old data that is stored in storage on 2nd line– just the action of migrating the files.
Downloading a copy of trial versions comes with a free license allowing you to produce up to 5 jobs scheduled and there is no limit on the total number or size of files each job can process. Each time a job runs it will move up to 100 files, which is a perfect size for smaller distributions or those that look to take it for a test drive.
This all adds up to give enormous scalability at an unbelievable price. The customers come from an assortment of backgrounds plus everything from multi-billion-dollar multi-nationals to local governments, health authorities’ institution of education, and everything in between.
The 3.460 version has been scheduled for February 2018. It includes some new features such as functionality that allows user tag files for archiving and supporting folder\project archiving to support our customers in the financial and legal sectors. This company spends time re-working the entire archiving engine to make it the fastest version that has been released, with the lowest RAM, CPU, and IO demands ever. These are the lowest of any archiving solution available. More about ArchiverFS please check this website.
Two other products for this company supports are Process Controller and IP Spider. IP Spider is currently in development and will be needing beta testers soon. If you are interested in beta testing or have experience doing this type of testing, please drop an email.