This article explains the process, rationale, and prerequisites for performing a device migration.
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A device migration is the process of moving data from one device to another. Device migrations are usually in response to device upgrades and, to a much lesser extent, hardware corruption or load balancing. The original device must be able to perform the tasks necessary for a device migration.
Generally, device migrations transfer at roughly 1TB per day. Network speeds or device-to-device connections will affect this rate.
You can't perform a device migration while any restores are active on the source appliance. Restores include file restores and virtualizations. You must remove all restores before initiating a device migration. You can't migrate restores.
Be sure to have the new device in-hand and to check that both devices are checking in before initiating the migration process.
For information about beginning a device migration, see our Device Migration: Getting Started article.