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NetVault Backup

Easy-to-use, cross-platform data backup and data recovery

NetVault Backup is a cross-platform backup and recovery software solution that safeguards your data and applications in both physical and virtual environments – from one intuitive console. This scalable enterprise solution supports dozens of server and application platforms. Plus, its intuitive interface requires minimal experience to operate.

  • Simplify data recovery across your physical and virtual environments
  • Increase flexibility with a single interface that can be run from a Windows, Unix, Linux, or Mac OS X
  • Ensure availability of critical applications and databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, MySQL and DB2
  • Reduce the time it takes to recover a failed server with bare metal recovery
  • Improve storage efficiency with disk-based data backup and deduplication

Learn more about NetVault Backup’s capacity-based licensing options.

Features

Back up to disk and tape – NetVault Backup supports a wide range of targets for storing backups, including different types of disk-based devices, virtual tape libraries (VTLs) and shared virtual tape libraries (SVTLs), as well as third-party deduplication appliances, virtual and physical tape libraries, autoloaders, and tape drives.

Data deduplication – NetVault integrates seamlessly with the Dell DR family of disk backup appliances, enabling you to take full advantage of the appliance’s powerful 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.

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.

Application protection – Ensure availability of business-critical applications such as Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, MySQL, DB2, PostgreSQL, Domino, Informix, SAP and Sybase. No scripting is required to run “hot” backup and recovery jobs.

Network-attached storage support – Get advanced data protection for information stored on network-attached storage (NAS) devices, including those made by Dell, EMC, Hitachi, IBM, NetApp, and Sun.  You can reduce traffic over the LAN and maximize performance by transferring backup data over NDMP. NetVault Backup supports many different storage topologies and configurations.

Bare metal recovery – Recover servers faster after a catastrophic failure. NetVault’s Bare Metal Recovery option simplifies and expedites the bare metal recovery process by automating most of the manual processes in rebuilding a server.

Enterprise-wide control – Define, manage and monitor jobs from remote locations of your choice. Plus, NetVault Backup’s automated features for global event notification and policy-based job management allow you to simplify your tasks across heterogeneous storage networks.

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

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.

Dynamically-shared device – Share stand-alone and library-based tape drives among backup servers and source servers in SAN or shared-SCSI environments. This allows you to optimize workloads and maximize your equipment investments.

Simple, straight-forward licensing – License NetVault Backup by capacity or by component, giving you incredible flexibility to choose the model that best meets your needs — now and into the future.

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Platform Support

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 —operates on Linux and Windows.

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

  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Solaris
  • Mac OS X
  • FreeBSD
  • AIX
  • HP-UX
  • 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.

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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

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

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Quest 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.

Related Information
NetVault Backup Plug-in for DB2

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 & Additional Options

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

Bare Metal Recovery
Quest NetVault Bare Metal Recovery integrates with NetVault Backup, creating a powerful data recovery solution that quickly gets your servers up and running again after a catastrophic server 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 DR4100 for significantly faster backup and restore rates. Customers using the solution can now transfer backup data up to three times faster.

Related Information
Dell DR4100 with NetVault Backup Software Solution Brief

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
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.

Related Information
NetVault Backup Plug-in for NDMP Data Sheet
Network Appliance NAS Support
Quest 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 Network Appliance Filer snapshot management as part of your overall data protection strategy.

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