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Nava Certus 1.3: Migration deltas, Synchronization

Customers using Nava Certus, may have noticed a few logistical complications with extremely large migrations. If a migration was large and the source files were still in used by users, then by the time you migrate the data there will be new versions of some files at the source.
In the past, we recommended to split up migrations into manageable chunks and to enforce a ‘freeze’ on the source during the migration.
Today we have a more ideal solution. We’re happy to release Nava Certus 1.3 featuring a new “Continuous Mode” option that enables two use cases: Delta migrations & One-way Synchronization.

Delta Migration
One the main stage of the migration has finished, a delta migration allows for the migration of only the changed files. With this functionality, each migration can now have a last “delta migration” phase shortly before the go-live.
One-Way Synchronization
With the one-way synchronization use case, the customer would like to continuously update the destination as files at the source are updated. When the destination is set to Google Drive,
More Details
As you can see on the left, there are three configuration options we’ve added:

Enable Continuous Mode: With this option enabled, after migrating the initial set of data, NC will go into “Watching” state and monitor the source for changed files and periodically begin to migrate the changed data. For the Google Drive destination, modified files are appended as new “Revisions” to the existing file in Google Drive, preserving the previous version of the file.

Detection Method: We support 2 modes of detecting changes: Datetime and Checksum. With Datetime, […]

Nava Certus 1.0.0.7: Migration to Amazon S3, Permission Analyzer

Hooray! Today we’re releasing the latest version of Nava Certus, our cloud storage migration software. Have you tried it yet? If not, then why not go for the trial and you can migrate up to 1GB for free. Today’s release contains the following new features:

Support for Amazon S3 storage: Due to popular demand, we’re now supporting migration from Windows file system to Amazon S3. Simply configure the migration job for S3 and within minutes you can be uploading your files to Amazon S3. Don’t worry about lost files, with our Migration Integrity report you can provide your boss/customer with a full accounting of what exactly was migrated (and what was not, including the reason). Amazon S3 migration also supports preservation of permissions.
Permission Analyzer Tool: Complicated migrations, where many users are involved, require a little bit of planning. Now, a built-in Permission Analyzer Tool can list all of the users and permissions present at the source. This will aid you greatly in creating the user mapping file and thus speed up the migration preparation time.
Want more info? Read the full release notes.

Nava Certus recap

Nava Certus is already a popular download on our site and many of you are already familiar with this awesome and easy-to-use tool. However, for newcomers, let us provide a summary of what our product does. You can get more info on our product page: Nava Certus

Why does Nava Certus exist?

We decided to develop this tool after receiving customer requests to migrate to cloud storage (specifically Google Drive). We searched far and wide […]

Migration Integrity – Ensuring Chain of Custody with Nava Certus

If you are planning a Google Drive migration and require assurance that the files at the source are exactly the same as the files at the destination, then you may be interested in our “Migration Integrity” feature.

One of the features that we designed into Nava Certus from the very beginning is called Migration Integrity. While this feature is not the most visible to the user, it is perhaps one of the most important for our enterprise customers that may want to ensure a certain chain-of-custody within the migration process. The “chain of custody” may be something that is required by your company’s internal policies or by regulation.

Specifically, the integrity feature provides assurance that every single file that has been migrated has not been altered in any way. For every single file that we migrate, we calculate a cryptographic hash which we later correlate with Google’s own hash (which automatically gets generated for any uploaded file). If the hashes match, we consider the migration to have been a success. If the hashes don’t match for any reason, the particular item will be marked as failed.

Be on the lookout for the next release of Nava Certus, which will feature a “Migration Integrity” report. This report will list every single file migrated, the hash at the source, the hash at the destination, and any errors. You can provide this report to your auditors as proof of the integrity of the migration.

Nava Certus(Beta): Google Drive Migration

We have been hard at work over the past months and we’re ready now to share our excitement. As of yesterday, we have released the Beta version of Nava Certus, our powerful migration software enabling you to migrate your file server to Google Drive.

In fact, the product is available as a fully functional trial that you can download for free (up to 1GB). We would love to hear your feedback.

With this release, we are able to deliver some cool features, such as:

Nava Certus will be available for purchase directly from Linkgard’s website for migrations of 500GB or less.

If you are an MSP or Google Apps Service Provider, you may be interested to learn about the Reseller program from Nava Solutions.

So go ahead and give Nava Certus a try. We’d love your feedback.

Also, check out our page on the Google Apps Marketplace:   Nava Certus – Google Drive Migration