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As data expires in the Enterprise Vault archive, Enterprise Vault again sends commands to NetBackup to erase the data. The actual data erasure occurs in the background without any need for admins to get involved except when operators need to load tapes into tape libraries.

CA is also integrating its ARCserve Backup and Message Manager so they share a common policy engine, while CommVault's new Simpana 7.0 software suite permits users to store backups and archives in a single repository managed by the same policy engine.

Backup and beyond
Data protection requirements for Exchange now extend well beyond the traditional model of backup and recovery. Though backup software has been improved and takes advantage of new Exchange features, corporate needs for near real-time availability and access to any and all emails make near real-time failovers and archiving a prerequisite in most enterprise Exchange data protection strategies.

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This was first published in September 2007

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