P5 Data Mover
P5 Archive add-on for future-proof archive and flexible storage strategy
Policy-based moving and copying of archived data between tape, disk and cloud.
This HSM-like extension offers flexibility for any storage strategy. Data can easily be migrated or copied between storage tiers. This way, users can automatically move data from hot storage to cold storage and in any direction they need.
- Migrate and/or copy data between archive storage tiers
- Disk, LTO & Cloud
- Flexible storage strategy
- Optimized cost
- Migrate from/to any LTO generation
Overview of the P5 Data Mover
P5 Archive helps to move data to cost-effective tape media from production storage to archive storage. In the process, expensive server storage can be reclaimed while backup times are reduced. Later, this archive storage can be managed with the P5 Data Mover. There are two options for this:
- Moving: Data is moved from existing to new archive storage. When all data of a volume has been transferred, the volume can be deleted.
- Copying: Data is copied to create redundancy on a new archive storage. The previous archive storage remains unchanged.
This new tiered storage concept allows data to be placed on different storage media according to its value, reuse and costs incurred. Data can easily be migrated or copied between storage tiers. A migration plan runs periodically and selects data according to a predefined age.
New in P5 Version 7.2
Filter Based Query
P5 Data Mover helps with the migration and maintenance of data already archived by P5 Archive. LTO tapes age and will need replacing over long periods of time. LTO tape capacities increase, making such a migration very attractive. Customers might wish to migrate some tape-based archive data to a cloud service.
In order to select which archive data should be migrated, a time-based filter was available in P5 version 7.1. This filter is extended in version 7.2. It's now possible to configure a migration based on an arbitrary query on the archive index. For example, it's now possible to migrate based on a specific directory, or the contents of one or more meta-data fields.
The selection of metadata in particular opens up many possibilities. For example, the data to be migrated can be marked in advance in the index with meta information, which is then specified in the migration plan.
Another feature helps monitor very large and lengthy migration operations. For this purpose, a job history function has been provided in the migration plan, which displays all jobs already executed on behalf of this plan, so that the daily progress of a migration can be tracked very precisely.
Move Data Between Storage with the P5 Data Mover
Comparison of LTO and Cloud Storage Costs
Archiware P5 Archive software allows archive workflows for both LTO and Cloud, or a combination of both. The software can also migrate selectively between one type of storage and another, while keeping everything visible and managed within a web-admin interface.
In this article, costs and convenience of storing archive data on LTO tapes versus cloud storage from various popular vendors are compared. Suggestions are provided on the best solution for various amounts of data.
Archiware products are sold according to a list-based pricing structure. Pricing depends on the required modules, size of storage and other factors. The required license or bundle can easily be calculated using our P5 Product Configurator.
Simply select the required modules, the size of Archive/Backup storage or Tape library, additional clients or options to receive a license configuration quote.
Request a trial license within the software for a fully featured 30-day free test of all modules with your existing infrastructure.