Reduced Backups

Reducing Backups with File Archiver

With data growing at an exponential rate within organisations the time taken for backups because of the volume of data that it’s having to be backed up is becoming a major issue. By using File Archiver organisations can reduce the amount of data that needs to be backed up on primary storage. Also by utilising the unique smart stubbing technology and data chunking you can reduce the total amount of data that needs to be backed up.


Stage 1 Remove unwanted file - Report is generated and data is cleansed
Stage 2 Policy based archive - File Archiver uses single instancing at the file level so only one copy of a file is held in the archive, even if it was stored multiple times on the SAN. All files stored in the archive are also compressed.
Stage 3 Backup archive - File Archiver writes the archived files to data chunks. These data chunks are defined by size or age and once the criteria are met the data chunk is never written to again. Data Chunks simplify the backup of the archive because only the current data chunk needs to be backed up and also as they age data chunks can be moved to read only storage for retention.
Stage 4 Normal Daily Backups - As a result of this three step process the daily backup has changed from having to process 5TB on primary storage to having to process 500GB on primary storage


Backup Comparison - BEFORE

Current Full Backup Process


Current Full Backup Process after Archiving


Backup Comparison - AFTER

Full Backup after using File Archiver



Benefits of File Archiver

  Free-up expensive disk space by capacity optimisation
  Fully supports Virtual Servers
  No expensive to manage client software required
  Smart Stubs allow application data to be archived
  De-duplicates expensive primary storage
  Automates IT management tasks to reduce cost
  Reduces the amount of data to be backed up
  Archives critical data in a secure location
  Fast Disaster Recovery



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