Veritas boosts NetBackup functionality

Veritas Software has added features to NetBackup 4.5 Feature Pack, which aim to reduce downtime and improve backup and recovery...

Veritas Software has added features to NetBackup 4.5 Feature Pack, which aim to reduce downtime and improve backup and recovery performance.

Specifically, the new features include better support for Microsoft Exchange, improved data recovery, and simplify disaster recovery.

Veritas vice president of marketing Brenda Zawatski said the improved support for Exchange recognises when mailboxes change and then only backs up what has changed since the last backup.

This, she claimed, prevented companies from backing up multiple copies of a PowerPoint presentation, for example, as co-workers e-mail it back and forth as they collaborate on it or distribute it to employees. This is done by noticing if the size, date, or other attributes of a file change.

The pack also permits instant recovery from disk and creates an electronic report that integrates with Veritas' partner, Iron Mountain .

The updates are available immediately and are free to Veritas customers already on a maintenance contract.

New customers can purchase NetBackup and the new features for $5,000 (£3,159) for Windows and Linux and $10,000 for Unix.

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