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Published: 20 Oct 2012

MICROSOFT EXCHANGE administrators are finding that the traditional approach to protecting Microsoft Exchange servers-- clustering and nightly backups--simply doesn't cut the mustard. Dan Horton is a systems administrator at Information Manufacturing Corp. (IMC), a government contractor in Rocket Center, WV, that performs electronic document processing. His Exchange server crashed once, and he worked into the night repairing the storage groups before being able to apply incremental backup tapes. "We were down for a good 10 to 12 hours," he recalls. Eager to avoid a repeat scenario, IMC set out to find a way to recover to a more recent point in time than the previous night's incremental backup. The firm chose Storactive's LiveServ for Exchange "because it was the only solution that gave you an up-to-the-minute restore time," says Horton. Storactive was acquired last month by Atempo, whose flagship product is the Time Navigator backup software suite. The acquisition reflects VP of global marketing Steve Terlizzi's opinion that, especially when it comes to ... Access >>>

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