IT Tips & Tricks

Published 12 August 2022

Data Migration: Baggage Claim Alert


You’re tired. You stayed late at the office last night, but your data migration is finally complete and an apparent success. Why “apparent”? Because up until a few minutes ago, everything seemed fine. But you now have 17 users who have informed you that they can’t access certain files. Well, cr*p. And judging by the pinging coming from your email inbox, there are more than 17 of them.

Losing data during a migration is a bit like heading somewhere tropical and breezy on your summer break, only to discover, upon arrival, that your luggage went to Timbuktu. While we’re sure Timbuktu is lovely this time of year — if you have a penchant for hellfire heat and an arid, desert setting — it’s not where your luggage is meant to be, and how will you survive without it, since it contains all your essentials?

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Prevent data loss so that you don't have to travel to hot and dry Timbuktu to retrieve it.

Reading the emails from the users, you realize that all of them are suffering from the same problem. Well, not them, personally, but workwise, they’re all dealing with the same issue. In every case, what’s apparently “gone missing” was linked data. Great, just great.

Everybody knows how long it can take to find and fix broken file links. It’s a mind-numbing drag.

There’s currently no budget to hire contractors to do the dirty work, which means half the department is going to be asked to stay late and come in over the weekends, and you’re going to be getting dirty looks from your colleagues. Oh, yay. And just like that, Timbuktu starts sounding relatively wonderful. Hellfire heat? Oh, bring it on.

Locate That Luggage!

Okay, so the luggage — um, data — has gone missing, and to avoid working late, getting dirty looks, and the ire of the boss, the simplest solution appears to be a one-way ticket to wherever. But hold up there a second. Before you search for a one-way ticket on, you should know: There is a way out of your current predicament. And it doesn’t require you fleeing to distant lands.

LinkFixer Advanced is exactly what you need to get you out of this situation — and prevent it from ever happening again.

What does it do and how do you use it? Basically, LinkFixer Advanced keeps linked data connected, even if a link gets broken for some reason — such as if a user moves a file or during a migration. It can automatically repair the broken link, instantly restoring the missing data.

The best time to use it is prior to a migration. But if you’ve already completed a migration and are dealing with the complaints of unhappy end-users, then you would use it after your migration, allowing it to repair the broken links and restore the missing data for you. Instead of a one-way ticket to nowhere, you’ve just found your ticket to disaster recovery and herohood.

In every case, what’s apparently “gone missing” was linked data. Great, just great.

We’re Not an Airline

You’ve just found your ticket to disaster recovery and herohood.

We don’t offer special deals on turquoise-watered summer getaways, but what we do offer you is peace of mind when you’re trying to prevent — or recover from — missing data due to broken file links. Kind of similar, don’t you think?

Visit for more information or call 727-442-1822 to speak to a friendly travel agent (aka a Service Consultant) about your particular situation. Don’t forget to ask them about the third way LinkFixer Advanced can help you.

Just in case you do, somehow, end up stuck in Timbuktu, you’d better learn this phrase: “Ay ga ba haari yeno.” It means, “I’d like some cold water.” Trust us, you’re going to need it.

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