Explore FilePilot Copy's Features and Benefits



Multi-Threaded Data Engine

• Patent-pending data movement engine

• Dynamically adapts to handle file system variances and exceptions


• Scales to file systems of any size and complexity

Non-blocking Design

• Provides optimal performance

• Processes and logs all transactional and event related data at line-speed


Work-flow Based Interface

• Easy to use interface

• Steps through the entire data mobility process

Visual File System Design

• ExpressCopy™ automates target file system design

• Effortless drag and drop defines precisely where data will reside on target systems


• Drag and drop any changes to replace existing design

• Detects and displays path conflicts and recursive file structures

• Ensures accurate positioning (hot versus cold) in the appropriate storage tier based on data significance

Post-Move Cleanup

• Defines where data will be placed and structured

• Drag and drop enables context driven data placement

• Drag and drop revised paths

• Detects and displays path conflicts and recursive file structures


Operational Dashboard

• Status of 16+ parameters tracked and updated in real-time

• Pause, Stop or Cancel operations

• Restarts a paused move operation from where it was stopped

Pre-Move Planning and Verification

• Dry-run enables automated pre-move testing and validation of a data mobility initiative

• Does not write any data to a target system

• Based on the chosen configuration, a dry-run operation tracks, displays status and logs all transactions and events

• Provides quick identification and resolution of issues before committing any data to a target

Exception Handing

• Specify the number of access retries run on “Open files”

• Open or bypassed files including location/owner information are logged


• One click script creation based on saved configuration, designated source and target

• Scripts can be run in Windows scheduler or from command line


• Any data movement operation using scheduled scripts is fully logged and the log can be viewed in real-time using FilePilot LogView™

Network Throttling


• Dynamic adjustment of network bandwidth used

• Fine-tune utilization to reduce impact on QoS sensitive traffic



• Every transaction and event is logged in real-time

• Two types of logging are provided; Session and Operation logs

• Dynamic log viewing capability is available through the Session log

• Operation log provides a continuous record of overall operation

• The Operation log is saved and can be viewed using FilePilot LogView, as well as text editors such as Notepad or WordPad


Simple Installation

• Minimal footprint - less than 5MB

• No changes to Registry or Active Directory

• No drivers or agents installed

• No reboot of system is required

Flexible Deployment

• Source Installation - pushes from source to target

• Target Installation - pulls from source to target

• Intermediate Installation - pulls from source and pushes to target



• Finds files, folders and shares on individual physical and virtualized systems

• Displays the file system structure for the selected system

• Drill-down to any level of the hierarchy to understand unstructured data composition

• Systems can be manually added


• Accelerates discovery by simultaneously locating all NTFS and CIFS compliant servers and storage, physical and virtual

• Displays every file system across the entire infrastructure

• Drill-down to any level of the hierarchy to understand unstructured data composition



• Provides fine grained control over all parameters

• Displays summarized configuration information

• Save, recall, clone or delete any configuration file

Filter Definition

• Predefined filter categories with 100+ commonly used extensions

• Fully extensible with custom user-defined categories and definitions for proprietary or uncommon extensions, including; compound and wild-cards

Copy Strategies

• Simple - moves data without checking the target

• Update - moves data only if the source file is different from the target

• Mirror - moves data using bidirectional validation to delete or move files to match source and target exactly

• Synch - moves data using bidirectional validation to update files on either source or target without merging content

Move and Smart Move™

• Move option removes only files on source system after validating the source and target match, folders are left intact

• Smart Move™ option will remove files and folders on the source system according to filter rules applied to the move operation after validating the source and target match

ACL Strategies

• Ensures file, folder and share security and integrity

• 3 different ACL strategies and option are available; Copy and Protect ACLs; Copy and Inherit ACLs; Do Not Copy ACLs and option to Force Update of Attributes and ACLs

Filtering Strategies

• Intuitive definition using plain English definitions

• Additive filtering enables multiple filters to be applied to a single move operation

• Validates and highlights any conflicts between any filters applied to a configuration


• Define a schedule for a saved configuration

• Run a specified configuration immediately


• 13 options available for logging events and transactions during a data move

• Options include: Created Shares/Folders; Share/Folder Create Errors; Deleted Shares/Folders/Files; Delete Errors; Copied Files; Deleted Files; Skipped Folders/Files; Bypassed Files

• Any combination of options can be selected

• Default log file 'startup.log' can be renamed

Data Security

File Level Security

• Contents of individual files are not visible or accessible

• All file meta-data is maintained during the data mobility process including: ACLs, file and folder permissions, shares, local users and groups, compression settings and more

• Shares/Folders displayed in the environment, source or target windows are not accessible

• ACLs and file/folder/share attributes can be preserved from the source or inherited from the target

Vendor And OS Support


• EMC, NetApp

• Physical and virtual servers running NTFS

• CIFS compliant storage front-ends for physical or virtualized systems 

Operating Systems

• Desktop OSs: Windows 8 (32 Bit / 64 Bit); Windows 7 (32 Bit / 64 Bit); Windows Vista (32 Bit / 64 Bit)

• Server OSs: Windows Server 2012 (64 Bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 Bit); Windows Server 2008 (32 Bit / 64 Bit); Windows Server 2003 (32 Bit / 64 Bit)

• Virtualization: Hyper-V, VMware


Intelligent Data Mobility™ is: Simpler – Smarter – Faster