Like maybe many other companies, we always have large amounts of data that are no longer actively used, but they should still be kept for about 5 years.
The files are currently mirrored on a file server within our SAN. In order to save costs and storage capacity, we would like to archive such "old data" or remove it from this server / SAN construct.
How does other companies handle this situation?
What is the best solution for "archiving" such data?
Moving them on a different fileserver, backup the files and then delete the files? (Files are then still available in backup)?
Or just copy them to a different fileserver (local disk = lower costs) and leave them for still available (no sharing, but still available) few years?
Maybe someone can explain me, how you handle this topic.
Thanks a lot.