IT Tips & Tricks

Published 19 August 2021

Survival Skills: How To Emerge, Intact, From a Lost Data Desert

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Missing data: It’s the scourge of every IT professional that’s ever endured a data migration or a system reorg. But do you know what one of the most common causes is? And do you know how to either prevent it (pre migration) or fix it (post migration)?

If you’re caught in a real desert, experts tell us to make a fire, conserve your sweat (not your water), don’t drink the cactus juice, stay off the ground, don’t hunt, keep your clothes on and get to higher ground. All good advice, no doubt, but useless if the particular wasteland you’ve encountered is a vast desert of missing data.

If you’ve suffered the torment of a recent data migration, you may be familiar with the downtime, the scowling bosses and the user complaints that arise when they can’t access the data they need because it appears to have disappeared.

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

One of the most common causes of that lost or missing data is actually the file links that get broken during the migration. Sure, you can manually address the issue with a search & replace script, but that’s a task of pure drudgery and incredibly time-consuming — perhaps taking hundreds or even thousands of man-hours to remedy. Who’s got time for that? Not you? We didn’t think so.

Ideally, what you need is a survival tool that can either prevent the data loss from occurring in the first place or repair it if it’s already happened. And, of course, you’d like it to happen promptly. Who wants to linger, unnecessarily, in the IT equivalent of some sandy inferno? So, what’s the solution?

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It’s never too late to be the superhero you’ve dreamed of being.

Your Superhero Cape

The superhero cape is a remarkably versatile accessory that never goes out of style. It can be used as a scarf or blanket; it can aid in making cool whooshing sounds as you fly through the air, or be used to mop your sweat-beaded brow after a particularly challenging day in the IT department.

Imagine completing a migration with zero missing data due to broken file links.

Meet LinkFixer Advanced — your office-appropriate superhero cape.

In the time it takes most IT pros to locate and fix a single broken link, LinkFixer Advanced can fix about 6,000 of those annoying saboteurs. This tool will get you out of that missing data desert — pronto! (Whooshing sound effects are optional.)

Additionally, you can use LinkFixer Advanced either before your migration, during your migration, or after your migration.

Three Stages of Survival

The LinkFixer Advanced software consists of several automated functions that find, fix and maintain links, in all three of the following situations:

  1. The “Inoculate” function protects all the links prior to a data migration, prepping them so that they can quickly be auto-repaired when they get broken. Then, having completed your migration, the “Cure” function can automatically fix all the previously inoculated broken links, and it does it fast.
  2. If the migration was completed before you had an opportunity to inoculate the links, leaving you with thousands (or millions) of broken links, it’s not too late. The “Modify Links” function fixes broken links faster and more accurately than trying to do it manually or with a search & replace application. Think of this feature as “disaster recovery mode."
  3. Finally, the software also offers a “Move/Rename” function that moves or renames files and folders while automatically handling your links so that they remain fully functional when the migration is complete. Imagine completing a migration with zero missing data due to broken file links.

In the time it takes most IT pros to locate and fix a single broken link, LinkFixer Advanced can fix about 6,000 of those annoying saboteurs.

All said and done, LinkFixer Advanced gives you the upper hand when it comes to finding and fixing broken file links. For further information, visit LinkTek.com or speak to a friendly Service Consultant at 727-442-1822 for more details on how it can help you. LinkFixer Advanced. Effective? Yes. Fast? Yes. Turns you into a superhero? Every time.

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