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BakBone adds Microsoft data protection capabilities to NetVault

Here's our roundup of the latest data backup news: BakBone adds Microsoft data protection capabilities to NetVault; Data-Rite releases DR-Synch 3.0; NetBenefit partners with i365; Quest Software introduces LiteSpeed Engine for Oracle data backup; and more.

BakBone Software has added new Microsoft application data protection capabilities to the latest versions of its NetVault: Real-Time Data Protector, NetVault: Backup Application Plugin Module for SQL Server, and NetVault: Backup APM for Exchange Server.

NetVault: Real-Time Data Protector 2.0 now has continuous protection for SQL Server with any-point-in-time recovery, and longer retention of long-term snapshot history. NetVault: Backup APM for SQL Server 5.5 now has Filestream support to help administrators back up SQL Server data stored outside of SQL Server databases, datafile rename to increase operational flexibility, and copy-only backups to help create test or environments. New enhancements to NetVault: Backup APM for Exchange Server include protection for other high-availability options such as Local Continuous Replication, Cluster Continuous Replication, and Single Copy Cluster.

Data-Rite Systems Group releases DR-Synch 3.0

Data-Rite Systems Group Inc. has released the latest version of its SQL server disaster recovery tool called DR-Synch 3.0. DR-Synch automates processes related to transaction log backup at regular intervals, continuously monitors server status and sends email notifications in the event of error and/or system failures.

New features of DR-Synch 3.0 include a new compression algorithm for faster compression, advanced auditing and historical information, and detection of SQL server failures.

NetBenefit partners with i365 to offer online data backup and recovery service

NetBenefit, a managed hosting company based in the U.K., has announced it has partnered with i365, a provider of online backup and recovery SaaS, to create a managed backup service.

The new service, based on i365's EVault Data Protection technology, speeds up backup operations by only backing up new or changed data files. Data checking is conducted at multiple points in the process at both block and file level to ensure the backed up data fully reflects the data available for restore at any given time. A browser-based control panel allows users to view backup schedules, read backup reports, perform on demand backups, and run restores of files or directory sets.

Quest Software introduces LiteSpeed Engine for Oracle data backup

Quest Software Inc. has announced a new product called LiteSpeed Engine for Oracle. LiteSpeed Engine for Oracle integrates into Oracle's Recovery Manager (RMAN) and offers direct integration with Tivoli Storage Manager; four different levels of encryption and support for Oracle's Media Manager architecture.

Stellar Launches Phoenix BKF Recovery Software

Stellar Information Systems, a provider of data recovery products and services has launched Stellar Phoenix BKF Recovery software. Stellar is designed to recover corrupted BKF files from Microsoft Backup.

The new software does a complete scan of the corrupted Microsoft Backup File and provides restoration of BKF files after any logical losses. After recovery, Stellar Phoenix BKF Recovery will let you save repaired BKF files at a safe location. It supports Windows XP, 2003 and 2000 BKF files. It can be installed on Windows Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000.

Storage Guardian data backup service announces online backup pricing for SMBs

Remote data backup provider, Storage Guardian, announced a new pricing model for SMBs. Storage Guardian's tiered-storage approach includes a local backup of first-generation data, a second tier of online backup, and a third tier of nearline backups of mature data.

To save time, the initial backup is performed on an external drive that is shipped to the Storage Guardian. If a major restore is needed, Storage Guardian can overnight-courier an external drive containing crucial data. Storage Guardian's online backup technology uses AES 256-bit encryption and hardware authentication.

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