Symantec releases new NetBackup
Disk-based protection gets 6.5-ier
Symantec today released Veritas NetBackup 6.5, the company's latest data protection software and cornerstone of its football (*cough* soccer)-themed Storage United business initiative.
We've already covered the software's new widgets and what-nots back when it was announced at the Symantec Vision conference in June (which you can take take a peek at), but here's a little refresher:
Shiny new features include native disk-based backup, data replication, integration with intelligent disk appliances and virtual tape libraries and heterogeneous snapshot management. NetBackup 6.5 also includes file-level and image level-recovery recovery for VMware environments, along with deduplication for VMware backups.
Microsoft SharePoint systems will get the database and document-level recovery from the same backup, removing the need for multiple backups on the same system. Microsoft Exchange receives an instant recovery feature, which allows admins to recover from a disk-based snapshot.
NetBackup 6.5 also includes a new SAN client that drives backup and recovery jobs, which Symantec claims will dramatically reduce the time required by traditional LAN backup.
Symantec has introduced a capacity-based pricing option for 6.5, giving customers the choice of licensing the software on a capacity-based model or using their traditional per-server model. ®
Hey it can't possibly be worse than Brightstor.
@Morely Dotes - I suspect you're trolling, but:
Companies don't buy backup software so that they have someone to blame. I've had a quick look at the rsync web site and here are some things it can't do, that NetBackup can:
Backup the registry of a Windows box
Backup any database, without stopping the database fisrt
Backup to tape
Backup to disk then stage off to tape
Access a robotic tape library
Backup mail systems, without stopping them first
Provide automatic failover if trying to backup to a failed device
Provide browsing of recovery files by date, time, client
Hold multiple versions of a file in backup images
Backup a raw filesystem
Provide offsite duplicate media management
Provide onsite media management
Expire backups based on schedules
Bare Metal Restore
Backup over SAN to shared devices
Provide an easy to read overview of multiple backup environments from one console
Integrate with systems such as Tivoli for error reporting
Provide encrypted datastreams/encrypted storeage
These are just off the top of my head, there will be a lot more...
The only reason to buy network backup software...
...is to have a vendor whom you can blame when you screw up.
rsync for windows and for linux is freely available. So pissing money away just to have someone you can blame is, to me, a strong indicator of incompetence.