LinkTek Corporation’s latest release of LinkFixer Advanced can eliminate the threat of broken links within SQL database tables, saving IT departments from the perils of lost data when files are moved or renamed — such as during a data migration.
Studies have shown that 40% of data migrations fail to be completed on time(1), often presenting several unnecessary and costly risks such as lost productivity and lost data due to broken links — a liability which several experts deem a growing IT threat, but one that can be combated with the use of link protection software. LinkTek Corporation announces the latest release of its LinkFixer Advanced software, which adds the ability to automatically fix file links residing within SQL databases.
IT and Information Governance leaders, in the midst of a data migration, cannot afford to take the chance that their company’s data won’t be fully accessible upon completion of the restructuring project. As a result, LinkTek has taken steps to remedy another frequent risk factor by adding to its software the ability to move or rename files or folders while simultaneously maintaining the links contained within SQL databases that point to those same files or folders. LinkTek Executive Vice President, Rick Crites, maintains that moving and renaming files usually causes embedded file links to become broken, resulting in missing data, upset users and lost time and money. LinkFixer Advanced, long renowned for its ability to automatically fix file links within the world’s most common file types, has been upgraded with the ability to automatically preserve and fix links stored in SQL databases.
“Protecting links and fixing broken links within SQL databases has been a problem for which, to date, there has not been a simple solution,” said Crites. “Typically, fixing broken links within SQL databases, particularly after a data migration, has, at the least, resulted in delays in completing projects, as well as additional costs and headaches for IT staff. But with this newest release of LinkFixer Advanced, IT professionals now have a solution to automatically find and fix broken file links within SQL databases.”
LinkTek’s LinkFixer Advanced software provides organizations and IT departments a solution by eliminating the time-consuming and tedious process of manually finding and fixing broken file links in SQL databases, such as when files or folders are moved during a data migration to a different drive, server, storage device — or even into a content management system, such as SharePoint or OpenText. Links within SQL databases that reference those files and folders are automatically updated so that the links do not break during the migration or renaming process, per Crites. Additionally, LinkFixer Advanced can also be used to fix broken links in batch, even if files or folders were moved or renamed without using LinkFixer Advanced to begin with (for example, when using Windows Explorer, RoboCopy or a data migration application).
LinkFixer Advanced is notable for its ability to move and rename files in batch — such as Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, AutoCAD, MicroStation, InDesign and Windows shortcut files — without causing broken links. But move files without LinkFixer Advanced, and broken links usually occur. LinkFixer Advanced for SQL supports the most commonly used SQL databases, such as Microsoft SQL.
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Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, LinkTek Corporation provides the world’s leading solution for the management and automatic repair of file links found in today’s most common file formats. LinkTek was created by Axiom founder David Greenbaum, who recognized that one concept behind Axiom’s MicroStation plug-ins applied to almost every major file type; he then designed the world’s first fully-automatic link-repairing software, dubbed LinkFixerPlus. Since its unveiling in October 2002, LinkFixerPlus has been recognized for its new and innovative technology that has created a whole new category of software. LinkTek has continued to perfect its product; LinkFixer Advanced is the next evolution up from LinkFixerPlus, and the patented software surpasses its predecessor in terms of speed and data capacity. LinkTek’s purpose is to improve the lives of computer users, IT departments, IT professionals, Records & Information Managers and CIOs by providing software that automatically repairs file links and while also protecting them from the effects of data migrations and user errors.
1. Hitachi Data Systems. Reduce costs and risks for data migrations. (n.d.) : n. pag. Mar. 2014. Web. 13 June 2014.