Backup Professional Features and Highlights


Backup Professional is an enterprise backup and disaster recovery software solution. It provides high performance, backup and recovery for a single system or wide variety of systems across your network.

Backup Professional supports the most complex networks to the most simplistic. It supports the following servers: FreeBSD 3.2 and higher, HP-UX 10.0 and above, IBM AIX 4.x, OpenUNIX 8, Other Linux, Red Hat Linux 7.x, 9, SCO OpenServer 5, SCO Unix Classic (ODT), SCO UnixWare 7.1.1 and lower, Solaris SPARC 2.5 2.8, SVR4 (UnixWare 2.x Intel, Sol Intel), Tru64 (Alpha). Clients supported are Citrix 3.x, FreeBSD 3.2 and higher, HP-UX 10.0 and above, IBM AIX 4.x, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 3.x, 95, 98, ME, Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Netware 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, Open BSD, OpenUNIX 8, Other Linux, Red Hat Linux 7.x, 9, SCO OpenServer 5, SCO Unix Classic (ODT), SCO UnixWare 7.1.1 and lower, SGI Irix (6.x), Solaris SPARC 2.5 2.8, SVR4 (UnixWare 2.x Intel, Sol Intel), Tru64 (Alpha).

Backup Professional is complemented by a variety of disaster recovery modules for both Intel and RISC-based platforms. Backup Professional uses a client/server architecture to provide enterprise-wide services via TCP/IP. Master and incremental backups for each client or group of clients can be scheduled as often as desired.

Backup Professional's internal database maintains every backup on the tape and every file in that backup. Backup to your choice of media – tape, hard disk or CD.

Backup Professional is easy to install and operate. The product is proven, feature and operation rich, scaleable and available with add on crash recovery products. The product is available in standalone, server, client and clustered versions all at a price that is affordable.

Product Highlights

Product highlights include:

  • Easy Installation. Typical installation in under 15 minutes.
  • Compact database (the most compact in the industry 1/20th the space of competitors products) is also self-correcting
  • Easy to use Interface. 4 are available, server command-line, server character (telnet), server GUI, Client GUI
  • Backs up to tape, hard disk or CD
  • Available for nine server operating systems and over 20 client operating systems:
    • Servers: FreeBSD 3.2 and higher, HP-UX 10.0 and above, IBM AIX 4.x, OpenUNIX 8, Other Linux, Red Hat Linux 7.x, 9, SCO OpenServer 5, SCO Unix Classic (ODT), SCO UnixWare 7.1.1 and lower, Solaris SPARC 2.5 2.8, SVR4 (UnixWare 2.x Intel, Sol Intel), Tru64 (Alpha)
    • Clients: Citrix 3.x, FreeBSD 3.2 and higher, HP-UX 10.0 and above, IBM AIX 4.x, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 3.x, 95, 98, ME, Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Netware 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, Open BSD, OpenUNIX 8, Other Linux, Red Hat Linux 7.x, 9, SCO OpenServer 5, SCO Unix Classic (ODT), SCO UnixWare 7.1.1 and lower, SGI Irix (6.x), Solaris SPARC 2.5 2.8, SVR4 (UnixWare 2.x Intel, Sol Intel), Tru64 (Alpha)
    • Bare Metal/Crash Recovery for all Intel computers on the network: Novell, Windows, BSP, Linux 
    • Bare Metal/Crash Recovery for Servers (see supported platforms)
  • Fast file seek for extremely quick restores
  • Support for most tape devices, including 8mm, 4mm DAT, DLT, Mammoth, AIT, LTO and AMPEX
  • Support for most all SCSI-2 or SCSI-3 compliant autoloaders and jukeboxes
  • Full control over what media is used
  • Backs up Windows Registry, Windows open files, RAW partitions, device files, sym links, empty directories and more
  • Bit-Level verification ensures complete data integrity
  • Comprehensive backup scheduler to run backups unattended (individually or in groups)
  • Overwrite protection for entire tape, overwrite protection of tapes containing last master or last incremental backup of a given server or client
  • On-line database of all backups, verifies, and restores
  • Server and client sided before and after commands
  • Allows simultaneous connections to PCs
  • Remote administration via dialup modem or telnet
  • Built-in network troubleshooter
  • Hive, tree, branch or key level registry backup and restore
  • Hot DLL restore (restores DLLs even while they are running)
  • Integrated crash recovery available (requires additional purchase of the crash recovery module)
  • Datasweep technology picks up critical files in a given directory automatically and without intervention on regular intervals any time the files change. Beneficial for today’s large calendar, and email folders

  • Reporting and Diagnostics
    • Wide variety of reporting capabilities. You can send and receive reports via email, printer, pda or cell phone.
    • Bit-level verification report showing number of files verified, number not checked, number with problems and full status information.
    • Client version number is in all reports so you can easily see if your client software needs updating with a new release
    • Diagnostics messages sorted into WARNINGS and ERRORS for quick scanning and easier comprehension
    • Diagnostics and error messages recorded in database and available and available at a single mouse click
  • Client sided graphical user interface
  • Large file support (over 2 gigabyte files)
  • Only one system daemon (uses less system resources)

    For Managers and Administrators

    Backup Professional is a proven and tested product that does not require an army of consultants to install. You can be assured that you are receiving complete data protection at a price you can afford. Thus allowing you to stretch your planned disaster recovery budget. Rest comfortably knowing you can recover your whole office from wherever you may be, you have four interfaces (server command-line, server character (telnet), server GUI, Client GUI) for which to access the application and in order to begin restoration. Reporting is excellent and detailed and you can find out where the problem is quickly. Growing Pains! No problem! See our list of supported operating systems. Just about everything we know of. Backup Professional supports a wide range of operating systems, disk to disk with RAID and there is also support for open files and just about every database you could have. All compressed and assembling your data into the most compact database available.