NetVault for GuardianOS brings together the
leading data recovery solution with nextgeneration centralized data management.
This powerful combination delivers enhanced data protection and enterprise-class
functionality that scales to meet the demands of any size environment. Back up
and restore data from Snap Server™ by Adaptec to locally attached tape drives or
tape libraries (requires tape library license) with NetVault’s unique feature
set designed to meet current and future data protection needs.
•Policy Management —Create job templates
and easily apply them to a single client or an entire group of clients
simultaneously. Once defined, policy-based administration allows a group of jobs
to be monitored, managed, and edited as a single entity.
•Reporting and Notification —Schedule
reports on NetVault in HTML, comma delimited, and other formats. Notification
tools promote awareness of NetVault events and reduce potential data loss with
an early warning system that improves support for automated, lights out
•Scalability —Easily upgrade the
scalable NetVault solution to NetVault DataCenter and Enterprise Editions to
meet growing business needs.
•Easy-to-Use Interface —Simplify
administration and reduce training requirements with NetVault’s easy-to-use
graphical user interface that presents the same look and feel on all supported
Windows and UNIX operating platforms.
Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs) —
Improve backup and recovery performance by sending backups
directly to Snap Servers. VTL staging acts as a buffer, facilitates device
streaming, and minimizes the network impact of copying staged data from the Snap
Server to tape.
•LAN-Free Backup —Speed backups directly
from servers and clients to tape drives across a backup network with NetVault’s
advanced architecture. Share all library tape drives among multiple Snap
Servers. NetVault also allows LAN-free backups by controlling the backup and
restoring data flow on a secondary Ethernet backup network.
•Device Configuration —BakBone NetVault
for GuardianOS supports a number of storage media and tape libraries.
•Consolidated File System Backup —Take
any number of incremental backups and build a new, full file system backup based
on the last incremental and last consolidated backups. NetVault’s consolidated
file system backup feature creates a full backup from incremental backups.
•Plugin Modules —Use BakBone’s plugin
module architecture to upgrade to enhanced features such as: application data
protection, disaster recovery, and open-file protection.
•Topology Configuration Options —Attach
backup devices to a single Snap Server or backup multiple Snap Servers in
different locations. Each of these Snap Servers comes with a five-client
Administer any data protection task (back up,
restore, monitoring, reporting, etc.) from any TCP/IP-networked client machine —
the BakBone NetVault management user interface (U.I.) is loaded on the system of
choice, enabling centralized control of all backup functions from anywhere on
A well-designed, distributed architecture gives
BakBone NetVault for GuardianOS the flexibility to exploit advanced data
management technologies, including Network Attached Storage (NAS). Some possible
•Local Backup —Data is streamed from the
Snap Server to the attached tape device.
•Remote Backup —When multiple GuardianOS-powered
Snap Servers are installed, data from up to five Snap Servers can be streamed
over the IP network to a tape device that is locally attached to a single Snap
•Multi-Hosting of Tape Libraries —In
multi-server configurations with a single, multi-drive tape library, BakBone
NetVault for GuardianOS supports multi-hosting of the tape library. Up to five
Snap Servers can be directly connected to the individual drives in the tape
•Powerful Performance —BakBone NetVault
for GuardianOS enables outstanding data protection performance.
•Enhances Backup and Restore Performance —Local backup over SCSI provides faster backup and restore performance than
backing up over the network.
•Optimal Use of Resources –Optimizes
resources by backing up and restoring concurrently between a single node and
multiple devices, multiple nodes and a single device, or multiple nodes and
•Minimizes Network Congestion —Optimizes
performance for a large application server by sending its data to a SCSIattached
tape library for fast backups and restores with minimal network overhead.
•Eliminates I/O Bottlenecks —Distribute
backup processing by attaching a Snap Server directly to a drive or tape library
to maximize performance and reduce network traffic.
Improves Security and Reliability —
Quickly and easily protect/restore sensitive data off the
corporate network by directly connecting a SCSI-attached tape library to any
GuardianOS based Snap Server platform.
•Ensures Scalability —Allows critical
backup systems to grow as the enterprise grows.
•Better Catalog Features —Scheduled
catalog maintenance optimizes catalog searches and minimizes disk space usage.
•TurboVault —This performance
enhancement allows users to allocate the amount of memory shared between the
Snap Server’s CPU and the native NetVault application according to available
memory and native speed of the backup tape device.
Ease-of-Use and Administration
• An intuitive user interface, which is the same
across different operating system platforms, makes BakBone NetVault for
GuardianOS easy to use.
• Point-and-click simplicity in all operating
• Management of backup resources for an
enterprise network or for one local site.
• Easy viewing, navigation, and drag/drop between
screens and views.
• Automation of backup and restore jobs.
• Real-time monitoring of individual backup and
restore job status.
• User Level Access defines users with a specific
set of privileges on an individual or group basis. This is ideal for extending a
subset of NetVault’s features to other members of the IT staff as well as end
Improved Backup Performance Through Virtual Disk
Management Intuitive Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape Backup Implementation
The unique BakBone NetVault for GuardianOS
Virtual Tape Library (VTL) creates a virtual tape library, a virtual “pool” of
tape storage, inside the Snap Server’s file system, whether or not a physical
tape drive or library exists. Define the number of virtual tape drives, tape
slots and size of each tape, and in minutes the right size VTL is constructed
for backup volume and workload capacity. Significantly improve backup
performance by creating any number of concurrent backups. VTL takes advantage of
Snap Server’s low-cost, highperformance random access disk to shorten backup
windows and enable backup with or without the presence of a physical tape
storage device. Minimize restore times by keeping the most recent set of backups
online in a VTL and migrating older backup sets to tape for off-site offline
storage. Snap Servers integrate a 500GB NetVault VTL license.
Advanced Options and Upgrades
BakBone NetVault’s modular architecture
accommodates many functionality upgrades and Application Plugin Modules (APMs).
Add a license key to upgrade the NetVault WorkGroup edition (shipped with Snap
Servers) to BakBone’s DataCenter or Enterprise capabilities. BakBone for
GuardianOS can also accommodate several BakBone-specific application plugin=
modules that add unique functionality to the backup environment, such as support
for open file applications and specific options, including DB2, Informix, Lotus
Notes/Domino, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle Online/RMAN,
PostgreSQL, SAP, Sybase ASE, Teradata, NetWare Thin Client/Smart- Client,
Disaster Recovery, VaultDR Online/Offline, and Encryption Plugin. Refer to the
BakBone web site for detailed descriptions of these options and APMs.
BakBone NetVault for GuardianOS is a flexible,
powerful, intuitive, and scalable solution for the protection of
businesscritical data from user files to application server — data covering the
workgroup to the enterprise. Its intuitive management interface, superb
performance, wide array of hardware and media support, and “any-point control”
in either centralized or distributed computing makes it an ideal backup solution
to deploy in almost any environment. Furthermore, its scalable design and
optional support for tape libraries provides the peace of mind that BakBone
NetVault for GuardianOS can be easily deployed today and scaled to meet changing
data protection needs.