"Windows Server data migration"
ScriptLogic is an Enterprise-level utility which Dell acquired previously in order to provide a software migration tool to their Enterprise customer base. It is available as a 30 day trial where the full features can be tested out. The tool focuses on migration like the ability to migrate files from one location (or server) to another, while also migrating the file permissions, and file shares so that once the transfer is complete, the right people can still access the file from the new location. Bandwidth throttling is included with the migration features in order to ensure that WAN links with lower bandwidth can still still run regular business activities during work hours while a migration is ongoing. Migration can also be scheduled to work outside of business hours time periods.
The installation process went normally. There were no extra software that was added as one would expect from a company like Dell. Remember that this is a 30 day trial version.
The interface for this software application focuses around business use is plain and uninteresting. It is focused directly on arranging the migration of files from one location to another, establishing sharing and re-enabling that for the transferred files. Overall, the interface is perfectly fine and very functional for users who wish to manage complex migration responsibilities.
- Migration files, file permissions and file sharing without needing to get into messing adjustments
- Track progress on each migration job setup within the ScriptLogic software
- Schedule migration at suitable times to reduce business hour disruption
- Phased migration schedules can be created to move less critical items over early and the more important items later once the initial transfers have been made
- Throttle bandwidth usage using multi-threading to keep the transfer from overwhelming the available bandwidth
- Command line execution
- Reports, statistical analysis, and more
- Bit of a learning curve as this is complex file moving, permissions and so on being dealt with.
ScriptLogic in an excellent piece of software for businesses that need to transfer files between folders or servers without causing disruption to users who are currently using the files. Sharing and user permissions remain intact for files once relocated saving on the headache of manually handling such a move affecting many users at the same time. File transfers can be handled on a schedule, migrated over time and reports can be generated to keep managers apprised about progress to date.
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