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Vol. 3 No. 4 June 2004

Ease into Archiving through Backup

Whether you are building out your archive storage because you must comply with federal regulations, or simply because you believe it's the right thing to do, it may make sense to explore what your backup software vendor has to offer for archival software. The biggest advantage your backup software vendor may have over an independent archive software vendor is that they already support your storage environment. For example, Veritas' Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) shares the same media manager as its NetBackup and Backup Exec products, says Jeff Lundberg, Veritas senior product marketing manager for Data Lifecycle Manager. Chris Van Wagoner, director of product marketing for CommVault Systems, says that CommVault's Galaxy backup suite and DataArchiver solutions go further: They can share the same secondary storage resources, down to the individual tape cartridge. Not so if you choose an archiving product separate from your backup vendor; you'll probably have to partition your tape or optical library into separate subsystems. Another...

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Features in this issue

  • NAS on a grand scale

    by  Stephen Foskett

    Do you want to rid yourself of a backup window or two? Continuous backup--also know as continuous data protection--is changing the rules by backing up in real time, or close to it.

  • Down-to-earth HBAs

    Finally, there's an HBA for everyone. Vendors are creating HBAs that are functional and affordable, even for smaller shops.

  • Exchange and NAS On Again

    Microsoft has revised its "No Exchange on NAS" policy to "No Exchange on non-Microsoft NAS."

  • Storage on demand

    Tired of overbuying, overconfiguring or overallocating storage? Utility storage--used in a similiar fashion as electricity or water in your home--may be the answer to your prayers.

  • Continuous protection

    by  James Damoulakis

    Do you want to rid yourself of a backup window or two? Continuous backup--also know as continuous data protection--is changing the rules by backing up in real time, or close to it.

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