PoINT Storage Manager is a Windows-based data migration application that provides centralized administration of data archival and data storage management to secondary storage such as NAS devices, UDO Optical libraries, Blu-ray Optical libraries, and LTO Tape libraries.
Using an intuitive user interface, Archive Jobs are created with PoINT Storage Manager to provide monitoring, protection, migration, and transparent access and recovery of information, so that virtually every compliance and business continuity issue relating to data storage and access can be addressed and satisfied
Highlights of PoINT Storage Manager
Filter Based Data Archive
PoINT Storage Manager uses a network-wide process of Filter Based Data Archiving, allowing a system administrator to create Archive Jobs that will monitor specified folders, and migrate files that meet the filter criteria to a target device.
Monitored folders can be located on locally attached devices, or any accessible network share. Based on user-defined “conditions” such as file date, file size, file age, and file attributes, data files contained within these monitored folders can be either copied or moved into an Archive Volume.
PoINT Storage Manager can store Archive Volumes on a single device at a single location, or on multiple devices in multiple locations.
Target devices can be “On-Line” magnetic storage such as a NAS hard disk, or “Off-Line” optical media produced using automated CD/DVD/BD disc production systems. Secondary storage devices such as optical libraries may also be used as On-Line Archive Volume storage Devices, and integrates seamlessly with PoINT Jukebox Manager.
Archive Volumes can be created on a wide variety of storage devices including Hard Drive Arrays, NAS Devices, UDO Optical Libraries, Blu-ray Libraries, and LTO Tape Libraries.
In addition, Archive Volumes may be automatically written to a CD/DVD/BD Publishing System, such as Rimage and Primera, where all media are produced using a standardized file system (UDF), assuring the accuracy and recoverability of the data.
Discs produced on Rimage and Primera can be automatically labeled & indexed to simplify off-line storage and retrieval, as well as distribution of published discs to outside parties.
Archival and Compliance
PoINT Storage Manager provides the security, availability and authenticity of archived information, which is a requirement for many compliance regulations such as SEC 17a-4 and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Archive jobs can be created to monitor existing local or network shares, and migrate data to Optical media, while immediately providing WORM File Attributes to the archive, even when the data is initially written to a hard disk volume.
Tiered Archive File System
The PoINT Tiered Archive File System (TAFS) provides settings & controls for attribute management of files within monitored folders, allowing existing or new data shares to be secured as Write Once compliant volumes.
Additionally, files migrated into Archive Volumes located on secondary storage devices can be replaced by links at their original location.
TAFS allows specifying independent conditions for Archival of data and for replacing source data files with links to the Archive Volumes, freeing up valuable server space while maintaining transparent read access to the archived data via the file system.
Authentication Module for Data Security
The PoINT Software Authentication module checks the integrity of archived files and verifies if a medium or file has been manipulated, thereby ensuring the authentication and integrity of the archive.
Digital fingerprints of the archived files are encoded and stored in the volume itself, as well as in the database, allowing any individual Archive Volume to be examined for consistency.
Additionally, the files in the origin folder can be compared with the database or with the archived files, and any documents which have been deleted or changed are identified and reported to the administrator.
Data Protection Module
An optional Data Protection module uses encryption to further protect the entire contents of the Archive Volumes, preventing unauthorized access to archived data.
The combination of a system key and different archive keys makes the files unreadable outside of the PoINT Storage Manager installation to which the files belong.
The PoINT Secure File System secures data written to any Archive Volume, and when used with disc publishing systems such as Rimage or Primera, combines the advantages of removable media, with the security of closed systems.
Search and Retrieval
PoINT Storage Manager provides the ability for individual files, directories or complete archives to be searched and copied back to hard disk.
Archiver displays the complete directory tree of all archived data in an Explorer-like window, displaying all file information along with the corresponding Archive Volume can be queried for each stored file version.
Individual files and folders, as well as the complete Archive, can be selected and restored, and retrieval from On-Line Archive Volumes is completely transparent.
In the case of retrieval from off-line Archive Volumes, PoINT Storage Manager generates a list of all media necessary for retrieval of a file, directory or complete archive. These media are placed in the publishing system and the files are restored automatically. Files may be retrieved either to their original location or to a new location specified by the user.