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The MAGIC Synchronization Data Migration Method

Published on 02/12/2013 by Mike Wheeler

Once a decision has been made to refresh all or part of a MEDITECH MAGIC environment, replacing either the servers or the storage, possibly both, the next question that arises is how to get the data from the current storage to the newer storage.With previous hardware platforms, a MAGIC migration often could only be done with a tape backup and restore.  From a technical point of view, this can be challenging due to tape drive compatibility issues....

EBP Block Conversions - Preparation Is The Key

Published on 11/27/2012 by Mike Wheeler

As the demands for storage increase, due to a number of factors, the need to expand LUN sizes also increases.   In the MEDITECH MAGIC environment, this has typically been done through the MAGIC Block Conversion utility.   With the advent of EBP (Extended Block Pointer) the need for future block conversions has been removed.   However, for those still operating in a non-EBP MAGIC environment, it may at some point become desirable to convert to ...