Technical white paper

Migrating from any vendor's NAS to HPE StoreEasy 1000 Storage in Active Directory integrated environments via SMB

Executive summary

Data migration is an inherently complex task that can quickly become overwhelming, especially when dealing with file-based data. File data contains more than just the data that is read and written by an application. It also contains extensive metadata in the form of properties - and critically, permissions - that define who and what can access it. Great care must be taken to ensure that this additional information remains intact and that where possible, interruption to business is avoided or kept to a minimum.
The crucial component to achieving this goal is a well-executed migration plan. This white paper serves to help form that plan from the ground up and provides workable examples and best practices on how to carry it out successfully.
Given the vast number of possible configurations that can exist, it is not possible to take them all into account in a single white paper. Therefore, this paper focuses on the most common scenario, which is the migration of file data across the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol in an Active Directory integrated environment. The source NAS system can be from any vendor that complies with the relevant standards and must be compatible with the SMB protocol, including earlier models of HPE StoreEasy Storage systems.