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Quest Software Introduces Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle

New Lightweight, Single-Screen Dashboard Designed for Deep Visibility into Oracle Backups


ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – COLLABORATE 2011 – April 11, 2011Quest Software, Inc.  (Nasdaq: QSFT) today announced Quest® Backup Reporter for Oracle, a lightweight desktop solution that provides database administrators (DBAs) with a dashboard view of all the Oracle backups they’re managing. Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle simplifies and cuts the time needed to report on the status of Oracle backups, and reduces the risk associated with failed or poorly performing backups.

With increasing pressure for DBAs to execute and control their organization’s backups in multi-server, high data-volume environments, there is a growing need for a tool that provides more than one level of backup reporting. Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle fills a gap in the market by giving DBAs the ability to view all Oracle backups across the entire enterprise from a single-screen dashboard for quick and easy viewing, in addition to drill-down views into a single database for more detailed reporting.

DBAs are empowered to be more proactive in their backup strategies with the product’s customizable alerts and notifications. Quest Backup Reporter tracks a variety of reporting metrics that increase the quality of backup reporting, while giving DBAs peace of mind, such as:

  • Backup Performance – tracks real-time and historical backup performance to get ahead of imminent problems that could compromise the DBA’s ability to recover a database
  • Backup Storage Consumption and Growth Rates – reports on how much space backup devices are consuming now, and over a longer period of time, to help minimize backup failures
  • Backup Health Check – delivers advisories on problems that may affect database recoverability, with recommendations developed by Quest’s Oracle experts
  • Backup Policy Reporting – notifies users if there is violation of backup policy to ensure backup strategies are effective and SLAs are being met
  • Backup Schedule Overview – enables DBAs to quickly plan and view scheduled Oracle backups across the entire data center

“Other tools that exist today provide reasonable functionality for reporting on Oracle backups, but our customer base and the broader community have identified very specific needs that were not being met,” said Bert Scalzo, Oracle ACE and domain expert at Quest Software. “Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle was conceived and brought to market to satisfy the needs of our customers by addressing the gaps left by Oracle, and providing a broader and much deeper level of visibility into Oracle backups than is currently offered by other tools.” 

Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle will be generally available on April 21. Its introduction to the market expands upon existing products from Quest, such as LiteSpeed® Engine for Oracle, a front-end tool to RMAN for backup compression and encryption, and NetVault® Backup APM for Oracle from the recently acquired Bakbone Software.

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About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments.  For more information about Quest solutions for application management, database management, Windows management, virtualization management, and IT management, go to


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