One of my customers has been using Archiware’s P5 Archive server for years to move unused media data from expensive, on-premises, high-performance storage to cheaper second tier storage. P5 Archive manages archived data very well and is able to preserve all kinds of file- and filesystem-related metadata across all kinds of storages. Over the years, the customer’s production environment has changed a couple of times to adapt to the availability of new technology, a preference of remote work of employees, and so on. This article explains what is required to migrate an on-premises P5 server to a new instance (cloud or new on-premises server) when it archives data to S3 storage like WASABI.

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