Best practices for data migration.
Key factors DescriptionSoftek TDMF capability
How quickly can data be copiedrom the source to the targetand balanced against systemoverhead?TDMF technology includes athrottling/pacing capability thatcan speed up or slow down datamovement depending on systemdemands in order to easily bal-ance migration with system andnetwork requirements.
Primary volume/ source dataprotection
I something goes wrong, themigration can be terminated andapplication processing restartedor continued on the sourcedata/device.Protection can be easily donewith the TDMF solution throughbackout (IBM z/OS
platorm) orallback (UNIX platorm) com-mands.
Moving data to dierent array orto dierent storage media to im-prove price/perormance withoutdisruption.TDMF technology allows the mi-gration o data between dierentdisk storage media (e.g., DASDor S/ATA) or optimum price/ perormance.
Many data centers use hardwarerom several vendors, whichcan result in source and targethardware being rom dierentvendors.TDMF technology is completelyhardware independent, support-ing nondisruptive migration inmultivendor environments.
Applications have dierentlevels o business criticality andthereore have varying degreeso acceptable downtime.TDMF technology allows ornondisruptive data migra-tion so applications can stayonline and continue to processdata throughout the migrationprocess.
There are many challenges to con- sider when migrating data—and Softek TDMF software can help handle them.