OFFSite Archive for NetWare Novell Netware

Dependable Disaster-Recovery

OFFSite Archive for NetWare is the disaster recovery solution. It creates a point-in-time recovery image of data at another location. In the event of a local disaster, the remote system can be used to quickly recover the primary serverís critical data and network services. OFFSite Archive functions with or without StandbyServer or StandbyServer Many-to-One high-availability solutions at the local site. Unylogix recommends using StandbyServer for local high availability and OFFSite Archive for distance disaster recovery.

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Protect Essential Information Cost Effectively
OFFSite Archive for Netware is a new disaster recovery/data vault solution provides two configurations for data protection: direct remote-vaulting over a low-speed network link or high-speed mirroring to a standby server first, and then remote-vaulting. The product supports multiple communications methods and server types. This allows you to preserve your investment in existing infrastructure while providing greater protection for essential corporate information. OFFSite Archive for Netware enables you to provide a quick and low-cost solution to meet disaster recovery mandates of regulators and corporate risk-managers.

Benefits
OFFSite Archive protects the value of your corporate information in two ways: using local high-speed mirroring with server fail-over; and using low-speed, low-cost network based transport to a remote data vault machine. In either case, recovery times are minimized so the value of the information to the corporation is enhanced.

Reduces Communications Costs Unlike other solutions, OFFSite Archive reduces communication costs. For local mirroring, where nothing else will do, you get a high-cost, high-speed dedicated connection. But for remote data vaulting, where lower speed has little impact, you can use low-cost, high-latency communication links (modem, Frame Relay, ISDN, T-1, and the Internet)

Ensures Data Integrity
OFFSite Archive uses SnapShotServer technology to ensure data integrity between the source and remote sites. Data transfers can be scheduled so data is current to within minutes at the remote site, and in a consistently stable and verifiable state.

Smoothes Operations
Tapes do not have to be transported offsite for archiving purposes. Multiple point-in-time blocks can be stored and rolled back using SnapShotServer.

Preserves Your Investment
Since OFFSite Archive supports multiple processor-types and server platforms, you don't have to change a single existing server to benefit from Unylogix's powerful disaster recovery/remote data vaulting solution.

Reduces Risk
Lost files have grown rapidly from a mere annoyance to a serious business-threatening problem, including closure of the business itself. OFFSite Archive helps mitigate that risk dramatically.

Features & Benefits

Full Disaster Recovery for NetWare Servers and Applications
   Remote server always contains a known stable state
   Combines local high-availability (with automatic fail-over) with a solid point-in-time disaster recovery solution

Point-in-Time Recovery
   Eliminates data latency

Assured Data Integrity
   Uses patented SnapShotServer technology to ensure data integrity

Stable, Consistent Security
   Data is consistently stable and in a verifiable state at the remote site

Flexible, Easy to Use
   Works with any backup/recovery solutions
   Identical server hardware is not required
   Can be configured in two ways: direct remote vaulting over a low-speed link, or high-speed mirroring to a standby server first, then remote vaulting

Broad, Scalable Coverage
   Works over a wide area network (WAN), local area network (LAN), or Internet connection
   Works with Novell high-availability solutions
   Can be configured to replicate data from many primary servers to one remote server



Requirements

  • Local Standby machine (optional)

  • Remote data vault machine

  • Adequate disk space and RAM for mirroring on all servers

  • 50% more disk space and the same amount of memory in remote data vault as in the primary server

  • WAN link(s) (WAN, LAN or Internet connection)

  • NetWare 4.x, 5.x, or 6.x

  • If you are using a StandbyServer configuration with this product, you need StandbyServer 4.02 or greater or StandbyServer Many-to-One 4.02 or greater