CommVault Boosts Microsoft DPM Support

By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2005-10-03 Print this article Print

CommVault's QiNetix technology features integration and extends the functionality of Microsoft DPM beyond the backup and recovery realm.

Adding another support tier to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 offering, CommVault Systems on Monday announced that its CommVault QiNetix Unified Data Management suite features integration and extends the functionality of Microsoft DPM beyond the backup and recovery realm. CommVault Systems Inc.s QiNetix technology captures all of the data and unlimited number of snapshots that the DPM server has accumulated and can push that information out to long-term storage and archival areas including tape backup, cross domain within a SAN (storage area network), and recall or restore original files back to their first location or anywhere within the network without having to go through the DPM (Data Protection Manager) server, said Randy De Meno, director of advanced applications and Microsoft Partnership for Oceanport, N.J.-based CommVault. DPM is supported in CommVaults QiNetix 5.9 base platform, which is currently shipping.
The fledgling Microsoft backup and recovery technology is also supported within QiNetix 5.9 Service Pack One and Service Pack Two. The DPM agent costs $1,995 per DPM server.
QiNetix backs up and can recover the DPM server itself. Therefore the data can move across a SAN, to NAS (network attached storage), to tape, to magneto optical, as well as DVD formats. Using CommVaults QiNetix Unified Data Management Suite customers can recover individual objects within Microsoft SQL Server and Active Directory, individual messages within Microsoft Exchange, and documents across Microsoft SharePoint Services. Click here to read more about Microsofts System Center Data Protection Manager. In addition, CommVaults suite provides a capability called One Touch Systems Recovery. This allows end-users to recover a full lost server by ensuring the proper Service Pack is available for patching. Therefore if DPM falters at the OS level, the entire environment can be retrieved and repaired. One Touch Systems Recovery brings back the IP address, server name and NIC card setting, said De Meno. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.
Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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