Why 2020 Is The Year Of Data File Archiving: Part 2

Covid-19 has caused a shift in cost-cutting among companies in industries across the board. In fact, according to a Gartner, Inc. survey, 62% of the 317 CFOs and finance leaders assessed are planning cuts. While 38% of finance leaders are hoping to avoid cuts in 2020, 18% are planning to downsize budgets in all categories. Data file archiving has always been an essential part of business; it has quickly become a necessity, positioned at the front of the line for "must-have projects."

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A Brief Overview of Stubs and Data Archiving

If you're new to file archiving, you probably aren't familiar with the term "stub." A stub is a file that points to a file, similar to the concept of a shortcut on a desktop. Instead of pointing to an active file, a stub points to an archived file that has been moved to a new location.

When you start archiving files in an enterprise environment -- which you should do to keep network storage capacity optimized -- you will work with stubs.

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File Storage: Lost in the Funhouse

Halloween is coming up, and we’ve got a spooky story of file storage to chill your blood: this is “Lost in the Funhouse.”

It was a file storage administrator’s nightmare: old files were being archived to an archive platform, then a shift happened sending files to another platform, and during the process the cloud was added into the mix. And then the emails began to show up. A few at first, then steadily more, all with the same message:

“Where are my files?”

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