Having the ability to roll back during a migration to recover data that is corrupted or lost can be a lifesaver during an operating system migration. The need to roll back may occur in the case of an unexpected power outage or similar unexpected event. By performing a system state, file system and database/application specific backup, you will ensure a business has the ability to perform a roll back, if needed.
Backup software will often restore data into the latest version of an application. When moving databases or applications to a new server running on the latest software, backup can offer another way to move data over.
During the migration, making sure both old and new servers are backed up will ensure that data can be recovered properly and efficiently. Most backup solutions now offer hybrid backup, which allows data to live on local storage and in the cloud, making files and critical information available at any time during the migration.
Launched in 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 has been a trusted operating platform for millions of small businesses. However, on July 14, 2015, Microsoft will terminate its support for the operating system. Today, Gartner estimates that eight million small and mid-sized businesses have yet to migrate to an updated system, with approximately 20 percent of those businesses expected to miss the upcoming cut-off date.
In an effort to support small businesses as they migrate to an updated system, David Maffei, vice president of sales at Carbonite offers insight on what end of life for Server 2003 will mean for your business in addition to tips on avoiding data loss through the migration process.