Acronis on Jan. 9 introduced new backup and recovery software specifically designed for databases, including the three most widely-used ones: SQL Server, Oracle and MS Exchange. The first shipments will be made in the United States, with Europe and Asia/Pacific Rim releases later this quarter, a company spokesperson said.
The new software, called Acronis Recovery, uses the Burlington, Mass., company's trusty True Image codebase. IT managers and database administrators can use it to back up and recover databases back to the point of failure -- including tables, logs and all other components. It uses a wizard-driven management console and has the ability to create backup images that are up to 90 percent smaller than the original database, saving valuable storage space.
It will also allow backup to an FTP server without any staging steps, which is good news to a lot of DBAs.
"Just this week there were published reports of thousands of SQL databases that were attacked by a malicious script that hijacked PCs," CEO Walter Scott said. "Viruses don't just attack just PCs; they also attack servers running Microsoft SQL Server. Having a current database backup could save an SMB dozens of hours of time that would be required to rebuild a damaged or infected database."