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John_Santana's avatar
12 years ago

How to copy archived old files from the fileserver ?

Hi,

In my Fileserver that I'd like to migrate, how can I make sure that the files that has been archived by EV can be successfully copied not only the pointers but the whole file completely ?

Please share the method and tools that I can use.

Thanks !

  • Hi John,

    The issue with FSAUtility is that it is only going to move the archived files and not the non-archived files.

    You could use a tool like Robocopy to also move the data - you will need to adjust the recall limits first so that admins are not restricted in the amount of data that can be recalled. But this is less than efficient for moving placeholders.

    Most migrations will use both methods, where fsautility is used for the placeholders, and robocopy (with the /XA:O option) will be used for the rest.

    There are also third party utilities available which can do this move for you - for instance:

    FSA-migrator from quadrotech:

    http://www.quadrotech-it.com/products/fsa-migrator/faqs/

    Regards,

    Jeff

     

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  • ah, cool thanks for the help.

    Because I believe manually copy the file is not going to pull the file from the vault. ...cmiiw ?

  • Hi John,

    The issue with FSAUtility is that it is only going to move the archived files and not the non-archived files.

    You could use a tool like Robocopy to also move the data - you will need to adjust the recall limits first so that admins are not restricted in the amount of data that can be recalled. But this is less than efficient for moving placeholders.

    Most migrations will use both methods, where fsautility is used for the placeholders, and robocopy (with the /XA:O option) will be used for the rest.

    There are also third party utilities available which can do this move for you - for instance:

    FSA-migrator from quadrotech:

    http://www.quadrotech-it.com/products/fsa-migrator/faqs/

    Regards,

    Jeff

     

  • Jeff or anyone, can you please share the command line example of how to do it using the FSAUtility and also the Robocopy ?

    thank you in advance :-)