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File Archiving Software for Windows Servers - Archive Manager

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Archive Manager, the go-to solution for archiving old files stored in network file storage on Windows servers.

Do you have a spare SAN/NAS device that you would like to use as archive storage for all of your old files?

Do you need an archiving solution, but don't have anywhere to migrate your old files too?

Are you looking for a way to move all your old files to the cloud?

If you can anwser yes to any of the above questions then Archive Manager is the tool you have been looking for.

  • By far the most cost effective archiving Archive Manager - File Archiving Software for Windows Servers solution for windows file servers for the last 10 years. Works seamlessly with Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2012 R2 and even Windows Server 2016.

  • Incredibly flexible, e.g. enables you to migrate files from any UNC path to any UNC path. Allows the re-use of older storage devices, archiving to a NAS device or even archiving to a new share on first tier storage along with the compression of old files to save space.

  • Includes several different types of stubs that can be left behind in place of archived files, and none of them require the deployment of agents to your workstations or file servers. It is a truely agentless solution.

  • Established product with a significant user base. Archive Manager is in use with a huge number of companies from multi-billion dollar financial organizations to military contractors, sheriff's departments, health authorities and everything in between in over 40 countries.

  • Capable of handling HUGE file storage systems, the largest currently managed by Archive Manager comes in at 3.4 PetaBytes.

  • Licences are available from as little as $800.

Archive Manager was designed to provide a flexible way to migrate huge quantities of files to second line storage in as cost effective a way as possible, and unlike other solutions it doesn’t try to be a pseudo-document management system.

It isn't burdened by complicated reporting engines, proprietary storage mechanisms or search functions. It works at the file system level, enabling it to integrate seamlessly with whichever solutions you are already using (e.g. Microsoft Search Server, DFS, Deduplication, etc.). Simply put it enables the archiving of an unlimited number of files from first line storage to an old SAN or NAS device whilst maintaining each files NTFS permissions, properties and file dates in a seamless and efficient manner.

Archive Manager

To give you an idea of just how efficient the software is, the largest file storage system currently manged by Archive Manager stands at 3.4 PetsBytes. That's 3,400 TB of unstructured files,folders and document storage. This entire storage system is managed by a single copy of Archive Manager Datacenter edition that runs on a VM with 4 vCPU's, 6GB of RAM, a 50GB C:\ drive and a 40GB D:\ drive! 

Key Features: -
  • Fast and easy to deploy, requires no expensive hardware due to its unique and incredibly efficient design which doesn't use a database for storing files or file metadata. It's NTFS from start to finnish.

  • No client software is needed on your workstations, we only use functionality that already exists in Windows and the NTFS file system.

  • One of the few archiving solutions available that works seamlessly with Windows 2012 or later de-duplication and DFS (Distributed File System)

  • Can be configure to migrate old files to cloud storage. If you can access it via a UNC path, then you can archive to it. That includes VM's hosted on Amazon AWS, Google cloud and Microsoft Azure.

  • Completely seamless stubs can be left behind in place of archived files. Users can still access archived files in thier origional location with thier origional path, just as if they hadn't been moved.

  • Unique 'Graveyard' job which can be used to end of life archived files, remove thier links in the live file system and prepare them for final backup/deletion.

  • Lots of options and features to enable you to seamlessly migrate your files to second line storage in a way and at a time to suit you.

  • Full Unicode support for most of the file system character sets in the world including English, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi and many more (including file systems with multiple character sets!)

  • There is no loss of security, information or context with Archive Manager unlike most other solutions available. Each files NTFS permissions, file attributes and place in the directory structure are 100% preserved at all times.

Archive Manager gets the job done faster, more reliably and cheaper than anything else on the market. Support is offered for most network file systems including Windows Server shares using NTFS, NAS and CIFS shares directly hosted on SAN's.

How is all of this possible? Simple.. No database is ever used to store files in (or even pointers to files). The only database that is used is the tiny configuration and job scheduling one which will run happily on the completely free SQL Express 2008 R2 or later.

All of the information regarding where a file has been archived from and too is maintained in the file system itself through the clever use of directory structures and file properties.

If you are looking for a fast, lightweight and powerful solution then Archive Manager may be just the thing.

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