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Data Protection | NetVault Backup

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Simplify cross-platform data protection.

Safeguard your data and applications in both physical and virtual environments.


 

 

Comprehensive data protection software for enterprises with diverse IT environments

Protect data in diverse IT environments — from one intuitive console -- in this scalable backup and recovery solution. NetVault Backup supports multiple server and application platforms in both physical and virtual environments.That means you can ensure availability of business-critical applications, including Oracle, Exchange, MySQL, SQL Server, DB2, and SAP.

With NetVault Backup, you can safeguard information stored on network-attached storage (NAS) devices. It also allows you to back up to tape or disk, as well as leverage data deduplication to minimize your storage footprint.

Features 

Reliably protect critical application data in physical and virtual environments

NetVault Backup offers advanced data protection for Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, MySQL, DB2, PostgreSQL, Domino, Informix, SAP and Sybase as well as Hyper-V and VMware. No scripting is required to run online backup and recovery jobs.

Get advanced data protection for information stored on network-attached storage (NAS) devicese

NetVault Backup supports NAS devices made by Dell, EMC, Hitachi, IBM, NetApp and Sun. Schedule and recover NetApp snapshots through NetVault's user interface, and improve backup speeds by transferring backup data over NDMP. NetVault Backup supports many different storage topologies and configurations.

Use backup storage that matches your restore SLAs, budget and retention policy

NetVault Backup supports a wide range of backup storage targets, including different types of disk-based storage, Dell and third-party deduplication appliances, and physical tape libraries. You can also avoid data transfers over the LAN by attaching a target storage device directly to a source server.

Reduce network traffic and your backup storage footprint with global deduplication

NetVault integrates seamlessly with the Dell DR family of deduplication appliances, enabling you to take full advantage of the appliance’s global deduplication, compression and replication capabilities. Shrink backup windows and improve restore times, use source-side deduplication to reduce network traffic and efficiently send copies of your backup data offsite for disaster recovery.

Quickly recover an entire system after a catastrophic failure

NetVault’s Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) option simplifies and expedites the bare metal recovery process by automating most of the manual processes in rebuilding a server.    

Application protection

Ensure the availability of all of your business-critical applications, including Oracle, SQL Server®, Exchange Server, SharePoint®, MySQL™, DB2®, PostgreSQL, Domino®, Informix, Sybase® and Teradata®. No scripting is required to run “hot” backup and recovery jobs

Virtualization support

Extend advanced data protection to VMware® and Hyper-V® environments. NetVault Backup gives you consistent, reliable, point-and-click backup and restore for virtual environments without requiring you to be an expert.

Network-attached storage (NAS) protection

Get advanced data protection for information stored on NAS devices, including those made by Dell, EMC, Hitachi, IBM, NetApp and Sun. Reduce traffic over the LAN and maximize performance by backing up over the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP). NetVault Backup supports many different storage topologies and configurations.

Global data deduplication
 
Use industry-leading deduplication applications to shrink backup windows and improve restore times. NetVault integrates seamlessly with the Dell DR Series and EMC Data Domain deduplication appliances, enabling you to take full advantage of the appliances’ powerful deduplication, compression and replication capabilities. NetVault also supports EMC Data Domain Boost deduplication.

Enterprise-wide control

Use NetVault’s Web-based user interface to configure, manage, and monitor your backup and recovery operations. Convenient wizards guide you through the common tasks, such as creating backup jobs, assigning policies, configuring storage devices, and generating reports.

Strong security
 
Meet regulatory requirements without sacrificing backup windows or deduplication performance with an encryption plug-in for CAST-128, AES-256 or CAST-256 algorithm support. Flexible job-level encryption lets you easily select which data to encrypt.

Back up to disk and tape

NetVault Backup supports disk- and tape-based backup to a wide range of storage targets, including disk-based devices, tape libraries, and third-party deduplication appliances. You’ll also have the power to move data from one storage target to another for disaster recovery purposes.

Flexible storage attachment

Avoid data transfers over the network by attaching a target storage device directly to a source server. With LAN-free backups, you can easily distribute the workload throughout the backup domain.

Web-based user interface

Easily configure, manage, and monitor your NetVault Backup system. You can access the NetVault WebUI from any standard browser. You can use the NetVault WebUI to: Manage clients, storage devices, and storage media; Perform backups and restores; Monitor jobs, device activities, and logs; Set up notifications; Generate and view reports.

Fast performance and excellent scalability

A new backend database offers three times the scalability. One NetVault Backup server can now protect 1,000 clients. What’s more, optimizations in the scheduler and media manager algorithms greatly improve its responsiveness.

  • Platform Support

    Data Protection | NetVault Backup has extensive platform support for all major operating systems (physical and virtual) and processor architectures.

    NetVault Server software
    The main component of a NetVault deployment runs on Windows or Linux.

    NetVault Clients
    NetVault Clients are installed on every machine you wish to protect. NetVault Backup supports the following operating systems:

    Linux
    Mac OS X
    HP-UX
    Windows
    FreeBSD
    NetWare

    Virtualization Platforms

    VMware

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for VMware leverages the VMware vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP), allowing you to restore complete virtual machine images or individual files faster and more reliably. An intuitive, easy-to-use GUI gives you a single, centralized console to configure backup and restore policies for your virtual environments

    Related Information

    Netvault Backup Plug-in for VMware

    Microsoft Hyper-V

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for Microsoft Hyper-V allows you to restore complete virtual machine images or individual Windows-based files faster and more reliably. An intuitive, easy-to-use GUI gives you a single, centralized console to configure backup and restore policies for your virtual environments.

    Xen and KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machines)

    NetVault Backup can protect file systems and application data within Xen and KVM virtual environments by installing the appropriate clients and application plug-ins.

    Application Support

    Application plug-ins complement the native solution, helping you save time on integration. While supported for increased flexibility, no scripting is required to run backup and recovery jobs.

    Message & Collaboration - Microsoft Exchange Server

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for Exchange gives you granular control to restore complete information stores, individual storage groups, or individual databases. Through automatic integration with a wide range of backup devices, the plug-in gives you the confidence that recovery data is protected and stored offsite to ensure business continuity.

    Related Information

    NetVault Backup for Exchange datasheet

    Recovery Manager for Exchange provides comprehensive support for granular recoveries down to the object level including individual mailboxes, messages and attachments.

    Related Information

    Recovery Manager for Exchange datasheet

    Microsoft SharePoint

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for SharePoint offers granular control that minimizes downtime by allowing you to restore complete farms, individual web applications or individual content databases. Through automatic integration with a wide range of backup devices, SharePoint data is protected and safely stored off-site to meet your disaster recovery and business continuity goals.

    IBM Lotus Domino Server

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for Domino ensures continuous availability by providing fast online backup and recovery of Lotus Domino environments. Support for full and incremental backups gives you the flexibility to choose the preferred backup method, and granular control minimizes downtime by allowing you to restore the Lotus Domino Server Databases or individual user mailboxes quickly and reliably.

    Databases

    Microsoft SQL Server

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server provides increased application availability via fast, online backup of SQL databases in Windows environments. Features include hot backup, a variety of backup methods to choose from and advanced logging capabilities.

    Related Information

    NetVault Backup Plug-in for SQL Server

    MySQL

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for MySQL consolidates the backup and recovery of multiple MySQL storage engines into a single job without complex scripting. In addition to performing full, incremental or differential MySQL backups while data is online and accessible, the plug-in offers improved point-in-time functionality to perform more granular restores – which lets you restore to a precise point, and therefore significantly reduce data loss. The plug-in supports MySQL databases running in Windows and Linux environments.

    Related Information

    NetVault Backup Plug-in for MySQL

    Oracle

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for Oracle provides increased application availability via fast, online backup of Oracle databases in UNIX, Linux and Windows environments. The plug-in is designed to speed up restores while maximizing IT staff efficiency through flexible backup and recovery options. In addition, the plug-in supports important Oracle features such as Oracle RAC, Data Guard, Automated Storage Management (ASM), Flashback Database and Transparent Data Encryption and offers users advanced backup and recovery options in case of hardware failure or data loss.

    Related Information

    NetVault Backup Plug-in for Oracle

    IBM DB2

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for DB2 increased application availability via fast, online backup of DB2 databases in UNIX, Linux and Windows environments. Features include online backup and multi-instance support using multiple backup modes such as full, incremental and delta backups, as well as backups of the transaction logs. The plug-in also supports granular restores of an entire tablespace, archive logs or an individual tablespace.

    IBM Informix Dynamic Server

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for Informix increases application availability via fast, online backup of Informix databases in UNIX, Linux and Windows environments using native application interfaces. Major features include: multiple residency support; level 1 and 2 incremental backups and flexible operations that allow administrators to back up the whole system, individual data spaces or Informix binary large object ("BLOB") spaces and logical logs.

    PostgreSQL

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for PostgreSQL offers a simple and easy way to perform routine backups for one or more PostgreSQL database in Solaris, Linux, and Windows environments. The plug-in provides support for database cluster backups, individual database and table backups in different backup formats, such as plain-text SQL script, TAR archive, and custom archive formats. The plug-in also offers granular control over restores and minimizes downtime by allowing you to restore an entire database cluster, individual databases, or individual tables more reliably.

    SAP

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for SAP R/3 increases application availability by providing fast, online backup of SAP R/3 databases in Linux, UNIX, and Windows environments. This plug-in supports such important features as hot backup, integration with SAP R/3 tools, parallel backup support, and selectable backup operations.

    Sybase

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for Sybase provides increased application availability via fast, online backup of Sybase databases in UNIX, Linux and Windows environments. Features include hot backup, support for multiple database servers on a single machine, advanced logging capabilities and a low-level backup API for maximized throughput.

    Teradata

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for Teradata provides high performance backup and recovery capabilities while allowing NCR Teradata warehousing environments to remain online. The plug-in supports Teradata databases in UNIX, Linux, and Windows environments.

    Storage Device

    NetVault Backup is extremely flexible, allowing you to pick the right options to match your unique environment and recovery objectives.

    Bare Metal Recovery

    Data Protection | NetVault Backup’s bare metal recovery (BMR) option allows you to perform image-level backups, so you can quickly get a server up and running again after a catastrophic failure – even when there is no functioning operating system.

    Related Information

    NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Data Sheet

    Disk-to-Disk Backup and Deduplication

    NetVault Backup integrates with the Dell DR family of disk backup appliances. Rapid Data Access technology delivers tight integration between NetVault and the DR4300 for significantly faster backup and restore rates. Customers using the solution can now transfer backup data up to three times faster.

    Related Information

    Disk-to-Disk Backup and Deduplication

    NetVault SmartDisk delivers disk-to-disk backup and data deduplication that significantly reduces the storage costs associated with your data protection strategy. It uses powerful, byte-level, variable block deduplication, and advanced data compression that packs more protected data in the same storage area than competing solutions.

    Related Information

    NetVault SmartDisk Data Sheet

    Additional Options

    Encryption

    Meet regulatory requirements and protect data while being transported and stored offsite without sacrificing backup windows or deduplication performance with an encryption plug-in module. NetVault Backup supports CAST-128, AES-256 or CAST-256 algorithms. You can easily select how and which data to encrypt using either the standard or advanced data encryption plug-in options.

    Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP)

    The NetVault Backup Plug-in for NDMP is an advanced data protection solution for information stored in NAS devices running NDMP. It provides you with optimal operating efficiency and minimal impact to users while reducing your NDMP-based network storage backup window. The plug-in supports all five NDMP data transfer methods and provides support for advanced NDMP features such as browsable volume, and Direct Access Restore (DAR) support

    NetApp NAS Support

    Dell has years of experience supporting vital supplementary NetApp solutions with an optional NetApp bundle that includes:

    SnapMirror® to Tape

    Working in conjunction with the NetApp's SnapMirror technology, NetVault's SnapMirror to Tape enables full volumes on filers to be mirrored and backed up to tape to lower overall data protection costs and provide the ability to store data offsite for improved disaster recovery support.

    SnapVault® Manager

    SnapVault Manager provides a graphical interface that is integrated with NetVault Backup to provide a single point of enterprise-wide control and improve the management of NetApp's SnapVault solution. This allows you to back up changed data from multiple storage platforms to a common Snapshot target on NetApp appliances, enabling faster tapeless restores.

    Snapshot™ Manager

    The NetVault® NDMP Snapshot Manager allows you to generate, automatically schedule and recover snapshots through NetVault's GUI – a key factor in simplifying NetApp Filer snapshot management as part of your overall data protection strategy.

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