Best Enterprise Data Migration Software for File Sync & Share
Looking for suitable enterprise data migration software to perform file sync & share? Read this article carefully to get the best one for Windows and detailed steps of using it.
Why do you need enterprise data migration software?
Data migration has become a common topic in our daily life, either for individuals or for enterprises. Generally speaking, data migration means the data transfer between different types of file formats, databases, and storage systems. It includes database migration, application migration, and storage migration, etc.
Enterprise data migration happens in following situations:
Make changes to infrastructure, such as moving a data warehouse to the cloud.
Move data from an old system to a new system to meet higher requirements.
Move data to a common place to share files with group members or even different departments.
To make the data migration process easy and safe, you may need prime enterprise data migration software. Some on-premise enterprise data migration tools like Centerprise Data Integrator, IBM InfoSphere and Microsoft SQL can help you migrate data between two or more servers or databases within an enterprise/network. This page will focus on a more frequent data migration in a company—file sync & sharing. Learn more from the next part.
Best enterprise file replication software to sync files within LAN
AOMEI Backupper Server, specialized enterprise file replication software for Windows, can help with file sync & share in a company.
File Sync: you can synchronize files to local folders, shared folders over network, NAS devices or cloud drives. You can also sync WD My Cloud with Google Drive, etc.
Schedule Sync: you are allowed to set the sync task to run automatically. There are five schedule modes available: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, and USB plug in.
Compatibility: it supports Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022 (including R2), SBS 2003, 2008, 2011; Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP (32/64-bit).
If the files you plan to share are frequently modified, you’d better use Real-time sync. It will synchronize file changes almost without delay, thus keeping shared files up to date. Then, how to realize enterprise data migration strategy via AOMEI Backupper? Please read on.
How to conduct enterprise data migration strategy step by step
The best strategy of sharing files within an enterprise is to share/sync files over network and schedule it to run in real time. In this way, all computers under the same wireless or wired network can access shared files and the files are in the newest versions. Now follow the guidance below to sync files to a network-shared folder in real time with AOMEI Backupper:
1. Create a shared folder on the source computer to hold all the files you want to share:
1.1. Create a new folder on the source computer and name it. Right click on it, choose “Share with” and then select “Specific people…”.
1.2. In the File Sharing window, select “Everyone” from the drop-down menu and click on the “Add” button.
1.3. Click “Everyone” on the list, set permissions for it and click “Share”. When you see “Your folder is shared”, click “Done”.
2. Set sharing options on the source computer:
2.1. Search for Control Panel and open it. Go to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change Advanced sharing settings.
2.2. Change following options and click “Save changes”:
“Turn on network discovery”
“Turn on file and printer sharing”
“Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders”
“Turn off password protected sharing”
Detailed steps of syncing files over network in real time
1. Download the free trial of AOMEI Backupper Server on the source computer. Install and launch it.
2. Click “Sync” on the left pane and select “Real-Time Sync”.
3. Name the task so that you can distinguish it from other sync tasks. Click “Add Folder” to select the folder you want to synchronize.
Tips: If there is more than one folder to be synchronized, click the “+” icon after adding the first folder.
4. Click the inverted triangle at the right edge of the second bar and choose "Add Share or NAS Devices" from the drop-down list.
5. In the Add Share or NAS Devices window, enter network path or name of the source computer and click the blue button on the right. Input username and password if it is required.
6. After the network path is added, navigate to the shared folder you created during the preparation stage, select it and click “OK”.
7. Click on the “Start Sync” button to perform the operation.
After the syncing process is finished, other people within the same LAN can access the shared folder on their computer by either of the two methods below:
Go to This PC > Network. Find the source computer’s name and double click it to access the shared folder.
Tap the Search button on the taskbar, type “\\(IP address of the source computer)” (ex: \\192.168.0.58) in the search box and press Enter. The shared folder will be displayed immediately.
Note: Shared items will be inaccessible when the source computer is asleep or closed. Copy files to other locations so you can access them anytime you need.
💛A safer way to transfer files:
If you don't want other people to change your files, you can choose to backup files to AOMEI Cloud with its Cloud Backup feature, which compress all the data into an image file. So no one can access it before restoring files from backup.
Besides, you can enjoy 1TB of free cloud storage in 15 days after you register an AOMEI account. And you don't need to install the cloud drive desktop application for file backup.
To migrate data between two or more servers or databases within an enterprise, you may choose enterprise data migration software like Centerprise Data Integrator or Microsoft SQL. To share files with group members or different departments in real time, AOMEI Backupper is a good assistant.
AOMEI Backupper is also capable of cloning. Compared to cloning a GPT disk via Clonezilla, it is much easier if you pick AOMEI Backupper. If you want to protect unlimited PCs and servers within your company, you may choose AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus. Why not give it a try right now?