Migrating file and block data from an old Linux environment can be a time-consuming ordeal—but it doesn’t have to be. We compared a traditional manual method to one using Dell Data Migration Services. We migrated file and block data from a four-server Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment with HPE 3PAR storage onto a Dell PowerStore array.

Using Dell Data Migration Services to migrate file data resulted in just five minutes of total downtime vs. 17 hours with the manual approach. To migrate block data, Dell Data Migration Services had no downtime vs. one hour with the manual approach.

Depending on your migration needs and IT team, Dell Data Migration Services may be a good solution for you.