IT Tips & Tricks
Published 25 July 2022
Migration? Get Your Linked Data Mated for Life
If you have previous experience with data migration, you know the drill. Everything seems to have gone well. And then the finance department lets you know that the spreadsheets they work with aren’t opening the linked reports. And HR is complaining that there’s data missing from their personnel records. By the time Luigi on the production floor calls and says, “Listen, I don’ta meana to complaina ...” and then proceeds to complain — at length — you know exactly what’s happened. You’ve got broken file links. Everywhere. It’s a mess. And judging by the look on your boss’s face, your weekend plans just went up in smoke.
No amount of donuts will ever compensate for six lost weekends in a row.
As you figure out exactly how to announce the cancellation of your weekend plans in a carefully crafted text to your significant other, you wish, with every fiber of your being, that linked data would just darn well stick together like ... swans or wolves or bald eagles! They mate for life, right?
Don’t Shoot the Messenger
Look, in the final analysis, maybe you don’t really care what the boss is thinking, or Finance, or HR, or complaining Luigi. All you really care about is what the hell is going to happen to your next several weekends. Not only your weekends but those of half the IT team, because they’re also going to be roped into fixing what’s broken. And you’re the one who’s going to have to break the news to them. You may as well paint a target on your back because nobody — but nobody — is going to love you for this. And no amount of donuts will ever compensate for six lost weekends in a row when everyone is feeling grumpy and burnt out.
But what if ...?
Light at the End of the Tunnel
What if there was some software that could get you out of this situation, no matter which stage of a data migration you’re at? There is.
How many donuts would you need as compensation for working multiple weekends in a row?
“What?” you ask. “How?”
Let’s say you’ve got a migration looming in your future. The smartest way to avoid the embarrassment of broken links is to use LinkFixer Advanced™ before your migration. In this scenario, use the Inoculate feature to prepare all your links for migration. After the migration is complete, run the Cure process to have your links automatically restored — and fast, super-fast. Voila, zero missing data!
If you have already completed a migration and have missing data like grains of sand on a beach (you know, that beach you won’t be getting to unless you can fix this mess), think of LinkFixer Advanced as your disaster recovery tool. It can repair links and restore missing data faster than you can imagine. And we’re not just idly tooting our own horn here. The truth is that in the time it takes the average IT professional to find and fix a single broken link, LinkFixer Advanced can find and fix 6,000 of those suckers. (Can you see your weekends — and those of your team — coming back into focus again?) You’re welcome.
If you haven’t yet chosen a primary migration tool, you could also consider using LinkFixer Advanced to move your data, with, of course, zero broken links and missing data at the end of it. No, no, dry your tears and cancel that bouquet from the florist — unless you want to present it to your significant other, along with yourself, in person, to carry out those weekend plans.
Questions? No problem. You can either find out more at LinkTek.com, or call 727-442-1822 and ask a friendly Service Consultant for a free demo or to hook you up with a no-credit-card-required free trial.
Sit back and relax. We’ve got you covered so that you can go ahead and enjoy those weekend plans.
In the time it takes the average IT professional to find and fix a single broken link, LinkFixer Advanced can find and fix 6,000 of those suckers.
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