File Server Archiving Software - Archive Manager. 

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First released in 2002 Archive Manager is a one of a kind file server archiving solution for content stored in network file shares, there really is nothing else like it. Think of Microsoft's File Server Resource Manager role, with a helpful GUI, graphical reporting, and true seamless links to archived files that can be held on a completely seperate server and volume.

It is easy to use, fully featured, fast, flexible, reliable and incredibly cost effective to deploy.Archive Manager Box Shot  

It is in use with a huge range and number of organizations, from multi-billion dollar multinational financial organizations to military contractors, sheriff’s departments, health authorities and everything in between in over 40 countries.

Further information is included below, but we have also prepared an overview of the key features in a PowerPoint show. Please feel free to download it and have a watch - Archive Manager Overview.ppsx.

Key Features -

  • Enterprise class unlimited capacity software based file archiving solution for a fraction of the cost of other solutions.

  • 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 even pointers to files.

  • Completely seamless links 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! Files can be archived from any UNC path to any UNC path leaving seamless links behind, even if the UNC paths are on different servers.

  • 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.

  • Ultra reliable design, no central point of failure. Everything is done at the file system level utilising features that Microsoft baked into the NTFS file system. This makes it infinately scalable, with file systems of over 3.4 PetByte's already being managed by Archive Manager.

  • 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.

  • Support for file paths greater than the Windows supported maximum of 260 characters (supports file paths up to 32,000 characters long!)

  • 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.

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

  • Full support for Windows 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8, 2012 and 10.

  • Three versions are available, Archive Manager - Express, Archive Manager - Standard and Archive Manager - Datacenter. The difference between them is simply the number of scheduled jobs they support.

Archive Manager gets the job done faster, more reliably and cheaper than anything else on the market.Server Room 2

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 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 powerfull solution then Archive Manager may be just the thing.

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