Off-Host Tape Migration and Conversion to Luminex CGX and MVT Solutions
In order to facilitate the transition to the latest innovations offered by Luminex virtual tape solutions, we offer off-host migration of virtual tape data for existing Luminex customers using Media Migration. Also, remote, off-site conversion of 3490 or 3590 physical tapes to virtual tapes for remote archives can be accomplished non-disruptively with CGX-P2V.
Luminex Media Migration
With Luminex, mainframe data centers can realize additional investment protection with our Media Migration option. Customers can re-purpose the virtual tape’s (external disk) storage systems, after the data is migrated to new storage systems with the latest features and capability. Our solutions are currently used with most major storage products, so our customers have the option to select the storage systems that are best suited for their environment.
Our Professional Services team will provide the tools and services to perform the off-host migration of virtual tape data from the old to the new storage systems.
With Media Migration, all original VOLSER numbers and historical information are retained in the new environment.
Luminex Media Migration (XMig) management and reporting are available from within the CGX Admin GUI.
CGX-P2V: Physical-to-Virtual Tape Conversion
For some mainframe data centers, 3490 and 3590 archive tapes are stored in remote warehouses or physical tape vaults with no local access to mainframes at all. So, converting these physical archives to virtual tapes can be challenging. P2V can provide a solution at those remote locations to convert the archive on demand and off-host, from physical to virtual tapes and replicate them remotely over a WAN to other Luminex virtual tape systems.
P2V's GUI makes off-host physical-to-virtual tape conversion as simple as inserting a cartridge and clicking "Start".
For more information regarding Media Migration or CGX-P2V, please contact us.