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Backup software product specifications

Backup software and replication software are powerful tools used to protect data against loss due to hardware failure, natural disasters, and other problems. Features like encryption, key management, compression, data de-duplication, WAN support and content indexing are frequently found in enterprise backup products. The product snapshots in this chapter highlight key specifications for a cross-section of enterpsie-class backup software products. The following products were selected based on input from industry analysts and SearchStorage editors, and specifications are current as of October 2006.

The following specifications have been provided by vendors and are periodically updated. Vendors are welcome to submit their updates and new product specifications to sbigelow@techtarget.com.

Go to the first product snapshot, or select the desired product below:

  • Asigra Inc.; Asigra Televaulting disk-to-disk (D2D) software
  • Atempo; Time Navigator
  • BakBone Software Inc.; NetVault Backup
  • BridgeHead Software; HT Backup
  • CA; BrightStor ARCserve Backup
  • CA; WANSync Data Replication / Data Recovery Software
  • CommVault; Galaxy Backup and Recovery
  • EMC Corp.; NetWorker
  • EMC Corp.; Retrospect 7.5
  • Hewlett-Packard Corp.; OpenView Storage Data Protector
  • IBM; Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
  • Signiant Inc.; Mobilize for Remote Data Protection software
  • Symantec Corp.; Backup Exec for Windows Servers
  • Symantec Corp.; Veritas NetBackup
  • Symantec Corp.; Veritas NetBackup 6.0 PureDisk Remote Office Edition software
  • Syncsort Inc.; Backup Express
  • Yosemite Technologies Inc.; Yosemite Backup

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    Product: Asigra Inc.; Asigra Televaulting disk-to-disk (D2D) software

    Maximum Backup Volume: 1 PB
    Maximum Files: More than 1 Billion
    File or Block Backup: Block backup after the first backup
    Compression: Yes; Data is compressed prior to transmission
    Data Reduction: Yes; GSIS (global single instance storage) across all locations, only incremental changes to the block level after first backup transmitted
    Security Features: Yes; Multiple layers of authentication, registered ports with IANA, GUI communication encryption, password encryption, etc.
    Encryption: Yes; Select up to 256 AES is built into the software. Software is encrypted both in-flight and at-rest
    Logging/Reporting Features: Yes; Extensive reporting and logging, audit trails, notification via SNMP traps and MIB files, APIs
    WAN Backup Support: Yes; Designed for WAN backup
    Content Indexing: Yes
    Backup Files In Use: Yes; Open file backup built in
    Agent Use: Agentless architecture; No agents on target machines to be protected
    Backup Hardware Support: D2D backup requires disk storage repository, either DAS, SAN or NAS
    Software Integration: Tivoli TSM, Symantec NetBackup, Legato NetWorker, others
    Vendor Comment: Asigra Televaulting is designed to solve backup pains resulting from tape backup problems at many (5 or more) remote/branch site locations. Asigra Televaulting is software that provides offsite DR for your remote branch offices into your data center.
    Availability: Televaulting 6.2 with CDP available September 12, 2006
    Base Cost: Licensing starting at $11250. Licensing based on compressed capacity of vaulted data
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www.asigra.com/solutions/robo.php
    Vendor URL: www.asigra.com

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    Product: Atempo; Time Navigator

    Maximum Backup Volume: Unlimited
    Maximum Files: No built-in limit on number of files. It depends on configuration, retention, etc. Overall limit on one catalog is 32 GB (represents 80-100 million instances), but we can create as many catalogs as needed.
    File or Block Backup: File level backup. Synthetic full incremental possible.
    Compression: Yes; LZO algorithm
    Data Reduction: No
    Security Features: Yes; Digital signatures, hierarchical key management, audit trails, compliance templates, file encryption and decryption, and network encryption and decryption.
    Encryption: Yes; File encryption and decryption, and network encryption and decryption
    Logging/Reporting Features: Yes; Time Navigator Reporter automatically gathers data from single to multiple backup servers to offer statistics about backup and restore jobs.
    WAN Backup Support: Yes
    Content Indexing: No; we offer keyword indexing with our archiving module
    Backup Files In Use: Yes
    Agent Use: Yes; we use agents installed on the client to backup the data. We have agents for all major OSes, databases and applications including Windows, Linux, AIX, MAC, HP-UX, AS400, Exchange, MS SQL, and Oracle
    Backup Hardware Support: Time Navigator is compatible with most hardware vendors (e.g., tape libraries, tape drives, and VTL)
    Software Integration: Time Navigator can pilot snapshots from Netapp SnapVault and Snapshot, Microsoft VSS and Engenio
    Vendor Comment: Time Navigator is a highly scalable data protection and archiving solution that supports Windows, Mac OS, Unix and Linux and offers comprehensive database and application support.
    Availability: Time Navigator 4.1 available now.
    Base Cost: $4600 for 1 Server, 1 Tape drive connection and 10 agents
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www.atempo.com/us/products/secure-backup-and-recovery/index.html
    Vendor URL: www.atempo.com

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    Product: BakBone Software Inc.; NetVault: Backup

    Maximum Backup Volume: Can span multiple disk or tape target volumes to accommodate any size backup job
    Maximum Files: No hard limit to the number of files in a single backup job. There is a limit on the size of a backup job index, currently 4GB which places an operational limit of approximately 100 million or more files in a single job.
    File or Block Backup: File based backup for most operations. Physical block backups are used in the VaultDR disaster recovery backup plugin.
    Compression: Optional compression algorithm that achieves an average 2:1 reduction in backup data.
    Data Reduction: Supports "incremental forever" backups
    Security Features: Password level security is used to authenticate individual users
    Encryption: Optional encryption plugin that encrypts data on the server being protected before it is sent over the network and/or written to local tape devices.
    Logging/Reporting Features: A log viewer can be used to filter log files by many attributes to help in problem resolutions. There is also a generalized report writer that allows authorized users to create custom reports from the available internal data sources.
    WAN Backup Support: Can operate over extended networks using VPNs or Firewall pass-through mechanisms.
    Content Indexing: No
    Backup Files In Use: Provides open file backup protection on Windows and Netware Servers using an optional Open File Manager plugin or Microsoft VSS support for Windows Server 2003 or XP Professional. Standard file locking processes are used for UNIX and Linux file systems.
    Agent Use: Yes; utilizes platform agents to provide local protection capabilities
    Backup Hardware Support: A complete list of supported platforms can be found at: http://www.bakbone.com/support/product_documentation/retrieve_documentation.asp?product=NetVault_Supported_Platforms&page_type=products
    Software Integration: A complete list of plugin agents can be found at: http://www.bakbone.com/support/product_documentation/retrieve_documentation.asp?product=NetVault%20APM&page_type=products
    Vendor Comment: NetVault: Backup provides enterprise-class data protection for complex heterogeneous IT environments, regardless of size. NetVault: Backup's flexible, modular architecture delivers proven reliability and high-performance, with an unmatched combination of features designed to meet current and future data protection needs, making NetVault: Backup solutions cost-effective to deploy and manage.
    Availability: NetVault: Backup 7.4.4 is available now
    Base Cost: Pricing is value based with entry level packages starting between $695 and $1,200 for a small business data protection solution including typical agents and plugins.
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www.bakbone.com/products/backup_and_restore/
    Vendor URL: www.bakbone.com

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    Product: BridgeHead Software; HT Backup

    Maximum Backup Volume: Capable of backing up virtually unlimited amounts of data on primary storage
    Maximum Files: No limitations on the number of files that can be processed by HT Backup; constraints are only limited by the capacity of the media.
    File or Block Backup: Both file and block backup are supported. File backup includes creation of full file journals for easy point and click restoration of a particular file or path.
    Compression: Yes; HT Backup provides internal compression and supports compression provided by device manufacturers.
    Data Reduction: allows for incremental backup where only files that have changed are backed up between full backups. The product also includes block-level replication for some environments where incremental replication updates can be performed.
    Security Features: Security features are based on different site-defined levels of authority.
    Encryption: No; HT Backup's related file archiving product HT FileStore performs file-level encryption.
    Logging/Reporting Features: Comes with a full-blown report writer (HT Report) which provides canned reports and easy user definition of reports for monitoring all aspects of backup, restore success, events, resource utilization and media/device management.
    WAN Backup Support: Distributed architecture allows centralized administration of distributed backups where backups can either occur at remote sites or where data can be brought back across the WAN to local devices.
    Content Indexing: Provides a full file journaling capability. Its related file archiving product, HT FileStore, provides full context indexing for granular file-level management of data migrated to less expensive secondary storage infrastructure.
    Backup Files In Use: Yes; File supports both VSS and Open File Manager as means to correctly backup products that are currently held open during the backup process.
    Agent Use: Provides a variety of application-specific agents which use vendor-specified API's to request applications to correctly quiesce their data structures in preparation for a consistent point-in-time backup; examples of supported applications include Oracle, MS-SQL, MS-Exchange, SAP, and Lotus Notes.
    Backup Hardware Support: Supports all disk and commonly used tape technologies for backup including: LTO, SDLT, AIT, etc. We use vendor-provided drivers for tape devices and conform to the SCSI4 spec for robotic control.
    Software Integration: Part of BridgeHead's HT ISM Integrated Storage Management Platform which also includes file archiving, application archiving, enterprise media management and single enterprise console.
    Vendor Comment: HT Backup is a true "enterprise storage management system," meaning it allows backup of ALL end-user data regardless of host platform, application, network topology and geographic location. HT Backup provides massive scalability through our 3-tier architecture; this design involves separating and distributing the distinct functions of backup management, gathering and transferring data from individual servers and receiving streams and serving storage.
    Availability: Currently available
    Base Cost: Graduated licensing based on either number of servers whose data is to be backed up or on total backup data capacity.
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com/solutions/ht_backup.asp
    Vendor URL: www.bridgeheadsoftware.com

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    Product: CA; BrightStor ARCserve Backup

    Maximum Backup Volume: No limitations on the size of the backup volume
    Maximum Files: No limitations on the number of files it can backup in a volume
    File or Block Backup: Supports both file based and block based backups
    Compression: Supports hardware compression-enabled tape drives. Product can also compress data before writing it to tape drive, if a tape drive without compression support is being used. Offers the capability of compressing data on backup agent side before data is transferred over the network to the backup server -- this can reduce network traffic significantly.
    Data Reduction: Certified to work with data reduction devices like ExaGrid
    Security Features: Administrators have to authenticate themselves before performing any operation. Detailed logs of all activities are kept for auditing. All sensitive information stored as configuration or transferred over the network is encrypted. All data is automatically scanned for viruses before backup to ensure customers always have backup they can restore from. Backup tapes can be encrypted to protect information incase the tapes are misplaced.
    Encryption: Allows customer to protect their sensitive information by allowing data being written to tapes to be encrypted. This is offered as part of the base product, at no extra costs.
    Logging/Reporting Features: Many pre-configured reports are available out-of-the-box. New reports can be created by the customers using the custom report generation wizard. Detailed logs are generated, making it resolve any problems in the environment as well as for auditing.
    WAN Backup Support: Offers protection of systems across WAN using the XOsoft range of products.
    Content Indexing: Minimal
    Backup Files In Use: Can backup files in use by leveraging advanced open file technology.
    Agent Use: Provides a large number of agents for protecting various types of operating systems (e.g., Windows, Linux, Unix, AS/400, Mac, FreeBSD) and applications (e.g., MS Exchange,. MS SQL, MS Sharepoint, Oracle, Lotus Notes)
    Backup Hardware Support: Support many thousands of backup hardware. Detail can be found at http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/storage/infodocs/basb115win/basb115win_cdl.asp
    Software Integration: Large number of software solutions are integrated and tested with BrightStor ARCserve Backup. Some of the partners are listed at http://www3.ca.com/partners/.
    Vendor Comment: BrightStor ARCserve Backup is CA's multi-award winning backup and recovery solution that ensures your business-critical data is always protected and accessible across all your platforms. It automatically encrypts and scans data for viruses prior to backup, at no extra cost, making it the most secure solution out of the box. It is easy to install and use and provides complete coverage from large enterprises to small businesses through a simple GUI and agent/option licensing.
    Availability: BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.5 is currently available
    Base Cost: $775 MSRP
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www3.ca.com/solutions/ProductFamily.aspx?ID=115
    Vendor URL: www.ca.com

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    Product: CA; WANSync Data Replication / Data Recovery Software

    Maximum Backup Volume: There is no maximum
    Maximum Files: There is no maximum
    File or Block Backup: Both block and file
    Compression: Yes
    Data Reduction: No
    Security Features: Yes
    Encryption: No
    Logging/Reporting Features: Yes
    WAN Backup Support: Yes
    Content Indexing: No
    Backup Files In Use: No
    Agent Use: Yes
    Backup Hardware Support: Hardware-agnostic; it supports all backup hardware
    Software Integration: Integrates with any backup utility
    Vendor Comment: WANSync is a data protection solution that uses asynchronous real-time replication to provide cost-effective disaster recovery capabilities for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft IIS webservers, file servers, and other applications on 32- and 64-bit Windows, AIX, Linux and Solaris servers.
    Availability: Currently available
    Base Cost: WANSync starts at $2,100 per server
    Detailed Specs URL: www.xosoft.com/products/f_WANSync.shtml
    Vendor URL: www.xosoft.com

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    Product: CommVault; Galaxy Backup & Recovery

    Maximum Backup Volume: No limit imposed by Galaxy; limits are imposed by underlying OS
    Maximum Files: No restriction
    File or Block Backup: Both file and block
    Compression: Software provides built-in data compression as an option
    Data Reduction: Exchange Single Instancing is supported, which enables efficient object-level backup and recovery for Exchange messages. For more information on CommVault's Exchange SIS implementation, see: http://www.commvault.com/backup_and_recovery.asp?sid=10143
    Security Features: A CommCell administrator can provide users with the exact capabilities they are required. A CommCell administrator can also restrict the CommCell objects that a user can view, by restricting the CommCell objects that a user's member user group has an association with.
    Encryption: Allows encrypting data both for transmission over non-secure networks and for storage on media. Data is always encrypted in the same way (Blowfish algorithm with 128-bit keys).
    Logging/Reporting Features: Uses a simple point-and-click interface to provide statistics and information that facilitate evaluation and tuning of the data protection environment. All reports are available through the unified console and can be exported to HTML, email or comma-delimited format. Enhanced reporting reflects the state of jobs, media and other relevant information to assist in identification of bad media, failed jobs, etc. Users can schedule reports and automate email distribution of reports, and track and report on media and disk consumption trends to optimize resource planning.
    WAN Backup Support: Offers comprehensive options for WAN backup, including; synthetic full over WAN and built-in continuous-capture replication over WAN
    Content Indexing: Offers the option for full content indexing of every word in files and messages, and message attachments. Once indexed, searches with multiple criteria can be performed using the Advanced Find function, to search by any content (keyword or phrase).
    Backup Files In Use: QSnap/Open File Handler is a software-based snapshot implementation that integrates with other CommVault Agents including iDataAgents for Galaxy Backup & Recovery
    Agent Use: Yes; software tracks and reports on the number of agents deployed and the available number of licenses, as well as jobs occurring
    Backup Hardware Support: Provides support for heterogeneous environments, including all disk-based hardware, virtual tape libraries, and virtually all library architectures. For a complete list of supported storage devices, visit the CommVault web site; http://www.commvault.com/backup_and_recovery.asp?sid=10142
    Software Integration: Application-aware and provides integrated application protection with a variety of third-party snapshots, replication, VTLs and applications.
    Vendor Comment: Galaxy Backup & Recovery software is an enterprise-class heterogeneous solution that provides: reliable data recovery in distributed, environments. Galaxy recovery is designed around efficient data movement, making it easy for administrators to browse and find data, select exactly what needs to be restored, and to recover quickly and efficiently.
    Availability: Currently available
    Base Cost: Configuration dependent
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www.commvault.com/backup_and_recovery.asp?sid=10136
    Vendor URL: www.commvault.com

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    Product: EMC Corp,; NetWorker

    Maximum Backup Volume: No limit imposed by backup software
    Maximum Files: No limit imposed by backup software
    File or Block Backup: Base product provides file level backup/recovery. SnapImage Module add-on provides block-level backup/recovery
    Compression: Yes; built-in compression
    Data Reduction: Currently no data reduction such as single instance storage, de-duplication, delta-block, etc.
    Security Features: Leverages server/client authentication through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates and a trusted authentication daemon. Interface users are authenticated using the NetWorker Management Console user name and password.
    Encryption: Yes; 256-bit AES encryption performed at the backup client. Data sent over the wire encrypted and stored encrypted on backup media.
    Logging/Reporting Features: Built-in reporting for servers, clients and devices provides over 30 reports viewable via bar/plot/pie charts and graphs and tables with the option to export data for use. Advanced environment reporting and predictive analysis is available with EMC Backup Advisor add-on.
    WAN Backup Support: Yes; standard NetWorker client supports backup/recover via WAN link to Server or Storage Node (media server).
    Content Indexing: No
    Backup Files In Use: Yes; Open File Manager (Windows, NetWare), and VSS Open File options (Win2K3) enable open file backup, Application Modules, (SAP, Oracle, SQL, Exchange, etc.) provide open application protection.
    Agent Use: Agent (client software) used on backup clients; no NetWorker agent required on NAS/NDMP clients
    Backup Hardware Support: Supports wide-range of tape, virtual tape, optical, disk and infrastructure hardware from leading providers: http://customernet.emc.com/getting_started/networker_compatibility.htm
    Software Integration: Integrated with a number of technologies for backup and replication including EMC solutions such as Symmetrix/TimeFinder, Celerra/SnapSure, CLARiiON/SnapView: http://customernet.emc.com/getting_started/compatibility_guides.htm
    Vendor Comment: NetWorker helps customer achieve service levels for recovery through tiered protection. From a single backup and recovery application users can leverage backup to tape, backup to disk and replication management for the right recovery management mix aligned to the value of business data and applications. With its record-breaking performance, NetWorker is the ideal choice for both commercial and enterprise customers who are dealing with today's challenges to protect and recover a growing amount of data in complex environments.
    Availability: NetWorker 7.3.x currently available
    Base Cost: Starting at $1150 for Workgroup Edition
    Detailed Specs URL: http://software.emc.com/products/product_family/networker_family.htm
    Vendor URL: http://www.emc.com

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    Product: EMC Corp.; Retrospect 7.5

    Maximum Backup Volume: Tested protecting volumes up to 6TB, but there is no realistic size limit.
    Maximum Files: The limitation in Retrospect is not as much the size of the volume as it is the number of files the volume has. This limit is around 4 million files.
    File or Block Backup: Retrospect performs file and folder backup, not block level backup.
    Compression: Yes; Retrospect 7.5 helps reduce the size of backup data using software or hardware-assisted compression
    Data Reduction: Yes; single-instance storage across all computers being protected
    Security Features: Yes; offers the highest level of security for your backup media using U.S. government-certified 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryption.
    Encryption: Yes; enables users to encrypt backups on CD/DVDs, disk, or tapes using 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption. Users can also prevent unauthorized access to backup data with proprietary SimpleCrypt(tm) or DES encryption.
    Logging/Reporting Features: Yes; Retrospect ReportsWatcher continually generates a consolidated report across all backup servers and offers centralized reporting through the use of a standard Web browser. Users can view backup results from anywhere in the world. Detailed logging is also available throughout the product.
    WAN Backup Support: Yes; Retrospect can move data over a WAN if sufficient bandwidth is available.
    Content Indexing: No
    Backup Files In Use: Yes; Retrospect supports backing up open files on all NT-based Windows platforms. On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003-based operating system versions, Retrospect utilizes Microsoft's Volume Shadow-copy Services (VSS) for open file protection.
    Agent Use: Yes; application agents for Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server; client agents protect Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris and NetWare computers on a network.
    Backup Hardware Support: A comprehensive list of supported backup hardware can be found at: http://www.emcinsignia.com/supportupdates/technical/retrospect/device/
    Software Integration: Retrospect 7.5 can be monitored by the NetWorker 7.3 Management Console.
    Vendor Comment: EMC Retrospect Multi Server Edition delivers powerful, easy-to-use data protection for small and medium businesses. Installed on a Windows computer, it automatically adjusts backup operations to reliably protect servers, desktops, and notebooks running Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris, NetWare, and VMWare, plus 24x7 applications. Retrospect provides best-in-class backup to disk, unparalleled restore accuracy, and AES encryption of backup media for regulatory compliance with HIPAA, California SB 1386, and the PCI Data Security Standard. Add-ons enable online protection for Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server, protection of open Windows files, user-initiated restores, advanced tape support, and disaster recovery.
    Availability: Currently available
    Base Cost: Retrospect Professional retails for $129. Retrospect Single Server, designed for the SMB market and supports add-ons to back up SQL, Exchange, and Open Files, retails for $699. Retrospect Small Business Server Premium for Microsoft SBS Premium retails for $749.
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www.emcinsignia.com/products/smb/retroforwin/datasheets/
    Vendor URL: www.emc.com

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    Product: HP; OpenView Storage Data Protector

    Maximum Backup Volume: No defined maximum
    Maximum Files: Approx. maximum number of file names being managed in the IDB to be appox. 700 Mio on UNIX systems and 450 Mio on Windows systems.
    File or Block Backup: File Backup and Raw Device Backup
    Compression: Yes; software compression is done by the client CPU when reading data from a disk, reducing the data that is sent over the network.
    Data Reduction: Yes; incorporates "synthetic full backups" which eliminate the need to run regular full backups by consolidating backups incrementally.
    Security Features: Yes; through cells, Data Protector user accounts, Data Protector user groups, and Data Protector user rights
    Encryption: Data encryption using AES 256-bit
    Logging/Reporting Features: Web reporting and notification capabilities allow you to easily view the backup status, monitor active backup operations, and customize reports. Reports can be generated using the Data Protector GUI, or using the omnirpt command on systems running UNIX or Windows, as well as using Java-based online generated web reports. You can schedule reports to be issued at a specific time or to be attached to a predefined set of events, such as the end of a backup session or a mount request.
    WAN Backup Support: Yes; DP can be configured to run across firewalls and to do reconnects in case of broken connections.
    Content Indexing: Not provided
    Backup Files In Use: Yes; the principal methods are Online Backup, Windows 2003 VSS, Open File Backup, and Zero-Downtime Backup.
    Agent Use: Yes; wide range of OS and application agents
    Backup Hardware Support: For detailed information on Data Protector support matrices please visit: www.hp.com/go/dataprotector
    Software Integration: For detailed information on Data Protector support matrices please visit: www.hp.com/go/dataprotector
    Vendor Comment: HP OpenView Storage Data Protector automates high performance backup and recovery, from disk or tape, over unlimited distances, to ensure 24x7 business continuity, and seamless integration with HP storage hardware and management solutions. Data Protector is both easy to deploy and use. It has a simple installation, automated routine tasks, and centralized licensing facility that reduces costs and data center complexity.
    Availability: HP Data Protector 6.0 launched in September 2006
    Base Cost: Basic list pricing for a Windows Starter Pack, incl. support : $1,390. Pricing depends on customer environment and needs.
    Detailed Specs URL: http:// www.hp.com/go/dataprotector
    Vendor URL: www.hp.com

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    Product: IBM; Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Version 5.3

    Maximum Backup Volume: Unlimited
    Maximum Files: Unlimited
    File or Block Backup: Yes; File level backup & Block level logical volume backup. Also, byte and block level backup with TSM Subfile Backup.
    Compression: Yes; Liv-Zempel-Welch compression
    Data Reduction: Yes; Progressive incremental backup, only changed and new files are backed up. Subfile backup, only changed bytes/blocks within a file are backed up. File compression (see above). Policy based file level expiration of all copies of backup data.
    Security Features: Yes; Client-Server authentication and access controls for backup and restore tasks and adminstrative tasks, data in-flight and at-rest encryption.
    Encryption: Yes; AES128 and DES56 data encryption with integrated and user encryption key management.
    Logging/Reporting Features: Yes; TSM Administration Center health monitor. TSM Server activity log with event logging, operational reporting, TSM Client schedule and error logging.
    WAN Backup Support: Yes; TCP/IP support
    Content Indexing: No
    Backup Files In Use: Yes; Integrated open file support for Windows, Point-in-time copy integration with NDMP (IBM N series and Network Appliance), Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS), IBM FlashCopy (DS8000/DS6000, SAN Volume Controller)
    Agent Use: Yes; Client-server architecture
    Backup Hardware Support: For Windows, UNIX, and Linux disk, tape, and optical backup device support see: http://www.ibm.com/software/sysmgmt/products/support/IBM_TSM_Supported_Devices_for_AIXHPSUNWIN.html
    Software Integration: For TSM family integrations for backup see http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/storage-mgr/product-links.html
    Vendor Comment: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager is an enterprise-level backup and recovery solution that provides centralized, automated data protection that can help reduce the risks associated with data loss while also helping to reduce complexity, manage costs and address compliance with regulatory data retention requirements.
    Availability: Currently available
    Base Cost: Starting at $345 per managed processor
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/storage-mgr/
    Vendor URL: www.ibm.com

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    Product: Signiant Inc.; Mobilize for Remote Data Protection software

    Maximum Backup Volume: Unlimited
    Maximum Files: Unlimited
    File or Block Backup: File
    Compression: Yes (in transit over WAN)
    Data Reduction: Yes (in transit over WAN)
    Security Features: Yes; x.509 certificates, firewall tunneling, configurable user access rules
    Encryption: Yes; 4 settings from none to 256-bit AES
    Logging/Reporting Features: 3 levels of reporting detail, e-mail notifications, SNMP traps
    WAN Backup Support: Yes
    Content Indexing: No
    Backup Files In Use: Yes; in Windows environments
    Agent Use: Yes (Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac)
    Backup Hardware Support: Any direct, NAS or SAN attached disk
    Software Integration: Centralized data is stored in native file formats, enabling seamless integration into core data center applications and processes
    Vendor Comment: Mobilize for Remote Data Protection (RDP) is a centrally-managed software solution for protecting data in remote and branch offices. Mobilize for RDP consolidates incremental-forever backups from remote office servers, easily scaling to support from five to more than 2,000 sites. Mobilize for RDP solves the entire remote data protection problem, consolidating backup and long-distance disaster recovery operations for heterogeneous IT environments without disrupting remote operations.
    Availability: Version 6 is currently available
    Base Cost: Commercial Edition pricing starts at under $10,000, Enterprise Edition starts at under $75,000
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www.signiant.com/prod_mobilize_rdp.htm
    Vendor URL: www.signiant.com

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    Product: Symantec Corp.; Backup Exec for Windows Servers

    Product specifications are not available at this time

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    Product: Symantec Corp.; Veritas NetBackup

    Product specifications are not available at this time

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    Product: Symantec Corp.; Veritas NetBackup 6.0 PureDisk Remote Office Edition software

    Product specifications are not available at this time

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    Product: Syncsort Inc.; Backup Express

    Maximum Backup Volume: Limited only by available space on storage media
    Maximum Files: No limit to number of files in a backup volume
    File or Block Backup: File and block-level both supported. Supports block-level incrementals forever to secondary storage.
    Compression: Yes; optional
    Data Reduction: Yes; for block-level backup
    Security Features: Yes; administrator can define authorized privileges
    Encryption: Yes; transmission and storage encryption
    Logging/Reporting Features: Detailed, versatile reports and logs for every job available through online job monitor
    WAN Backup Support: Powerful remote site data protection via block-level backup capability
    Content Indexing: Single catalog for entire enterprise enables restore at any level
    Backup Files In Use: Yes; supports open file backup
    Agent Use: Yes; proprietary agents for block-level backup and backup of all major databases
    Backup Hardware Support: Supports all major storage systems. For details, visit: http://www.syncsort.com/products/bex/supportedtech/home.htm
    Software Integration: Broad platform support for SANs, clusters, NAS, NDMP, etc. Support clients on all major operating systems, including Novell. Master server runs on Windows, UNIX, Linux. For details, visit: http://www.syncsort.com/products/bex/supportedTech/home.htm
    Vendor Comment: Backup Express is an enterprise data protection and disaster recovery solution with innovative technology, offering non-disruptive backup-to-disk agents for UNIX, Windows, Linux, Mac, NetWare/Open Enterprise Server, and NAS environments. It provides a complete data protection solution that integrates heterogeneous snapshot, image, and rapid recovery options; supports any combination of UNIX, Windows, NetWare/Open Enterprise Server, Linux, and NDMP/NAS in a SAN; backs up all data directly across the Fibre Channel or iSCSI networks; dynamically shares all drives; includes best-in-industry clustered system backup technology; and controls an entire enterprise storage environment from a single catalog, with centralized management and advanced reporting.
    Availability: Release 2.35 now available. Release 3.0 anticipated first quarter 2007, includes disk-based backup to Windows storage.
    Base Cost: Price depends on configuration
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www.syncsort.com/products/bex/featuresBen/techSpec/home.htm
    Vendor URL: http://www.syncsort.com

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    Product: Yosemite Technologies Inc.; Yosemite Backup

    Maximum Backup Volume: Theoretical limit is 100x the device capacity (not the media capacity). Thus a 4TB capacity device would create a limit of 400TB, and so on.
    Maximum Files: Up to 50 million objects, up to 250 million instances
    File or Block Backup: File (object-based)
    Compression: Yes; software, OS or both
    Data Reduction: No
    Security Features: Password-protection, user access controls
    Encryption: Yes, 3 levels of media encryption; Hardware or Software supported
    Logging/Reporting Features: Yes
    WAN Backup Support: Yes; recommended for robust connections only
    Content Indexing: Yes; by metadata: file type, date, attribute, size, etc. Searching within files is not supported.
    Backup Files In Use: Yes; Microsoft Windows and Novell NetWare
    Agent Use: Yes; Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint Services
    Backup Hardware Support: Refer to: http://www.yosemitetech.com/TapeWareCommerce2002/certifieddevices.aspx
    Software Integration: Open File Manager (St. Bernard), Microsoft Volume ShadowCopy Services, or any open file management product.
    Vendor Comment: Yosemite Backup provides consistent, scalable and reliable data protection designed for small to medium businesses. The Wizard-based, cross-platform interface and native support for Windows, Linux, or Netware ensure quick and painless deployments. Features and support include: backup to disk, scalable self-healing catalog, self-tuning job management, modular architecture, bare metal disaster recovery, agents for SQL Server and MS Exchange, and broad device support.
    Availability: Currently available
    Base Cost: $374 (MSRP) Single Server; $811 (MSRP) Master Server
    Detailed Specs URL: http://www.yosemitetech.com/cnt/resources/collateral/standard/
    Vendor URL: www.yosemitetech.com

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    ** All prices shown are in US dollars (USD)
    ** Always discuss compatibility and interoperability with the vendor.


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