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Vol. 3 No. 4 June 2004

Windows Backup Application Stumbles

@exb At a Glance Program name: FilePreserver Company name: XLink Technology, Inc. Price: $34.99 (U.S) What it does: It provides continuous backup on a transaction level by using Windows Volume Shadow Copy technology. Pro: For individual power users, FilePreserver promises to make data loss a thing of the past. Con: FilePreserver has design flaws that make it unsuitable for use in enterprise environments. These flaws include insecure storage of personal information, stability problems and a cumbersome user interface. @exe Volume shadow copy (VSC) is a new technology in Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 that makes point-in-time copies of files, including open and locked files. FilePreserver from XLink Technology Inc., Milpitas, CA, is one of the first products that works in conjunction with VSC to back up files on a transaction level, allowing users to restore files from snapshots taken within the previous six months. In many regards, FilePreserver is like the Windows XP System Restore feature, but for data ...

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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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