Disaster Recovery Utilities & Backup Software
Here are the best tools for the job.
August 10, 2004
Third-party vendors are rapidly releasing new tools and new versions of existing tools that are compatible with Windows Server System. We offer a listing of products and descriptions. Windows Server System Magazine's intent is to provide the most accurate and comprehensive information possible, but the manufacturers are responsible ultimately for the accuracy of data and product claims. We encourage you to contact them for further information. Please send any additions or corrections to: Listings Editor, Windows Server System Magazine, 2600 South El Camino Real, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94403-2332 or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Automated Availability Manager
AAM monitors the health and performance of applications by alerting you when resources begin to run out so that you can avoid failures by reprovisioning and restarting services when failures occur, and by automating process control and data management.
Backup Exec's GUI consolidates product operations within a browser-like view that is also accessible using a Web browser for Windows Server 2003 and NAS appliances running Microsoft Storage Server 2003. Wizards simplify data protection and recovery procedures for any user and any sized network. Combined with a family of agents and options, Backup Exec offers the ease of use and flexibility to protect desktop, laptop, and server data. It works with Windows NT and later, and supports FAT 16/32, VFAT, NTFS, CDFS, UDF, Macintosh, and POSIX file systems.
BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11 works with Windows, NetWare, Linux, Unix, and OS X servers. It supports Direct Attached Storage, Network Attached Storage, and Storage Area Networks. ARCServe offers multiplexing capabilities that enable multiple backup jobs to be written to the same tape media simultaneously. It offers disk-to-disk backup and disk-to-disk-to-tape staging for high performance and backup flexibility. It also offers a Microsoft Exchange premium agent that enables message-level, mailbox-level, and database-level backup and restoration. It also offers a Pre-Flight Check feature that allows operators to check for issues with scheduled backup jobs before leaving for the night, and an open files agent with support for VSS software snapshots.
DocAve for SharePoint and E-mailAve for Exchange
DocAve 2.5 is item-level backup and restore software for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services. It allows you to back up and restore whole sites, documents, and images with history versions and meta data, areas with portal links, and all lists and items including contact, events, task, discussion, and so on. E-mailAve 2.1 is message-level backup and restore software for Microsoft Exchange 2001 and 2003. It contains AvePoint's intuitive GUI that allows for the trouble-free backup of not only mailboxes, but also of public and Web folders.
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