BMCs SQL-BackTrack Gains IBM Storage Nod

By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2003-11-24 Print this article Print

BMC Software on Monday extended the compatibility and management reach of its SQL-BackTrack database backup and recovery software to the IBM Tivoli platform.

BMC Software, Inc. extended the compatibility and management reach of its SQL-BackTrack database backup and recovery offering on Monday by unveiling interoperability with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. Customers of Houston, Tex.-based BMC Software will benefit from the tight integration through accelerated application deployment and testing thanks to SQL-BackTracks new Ready for IBM Tivoli software program designation, noted William Donahoo, BMCs director of business development. According to company officials, other recovery features of the package include automated recovery execution and a reduction in storage administration intervention. It also supports cross-implementation of expiration policies and can locate backup assets as well as mount tapes using robotic tape devices.
The systems management software provider in March announced a similar deal with Veritas Software Corp. of Mountain View, Calif., to marry SQL-BackTrack with Veritas NetBackup product.
Donahoo said BMC is still seeking backup software maker Legato System, Inc.s integration endorsement of SQL-BackTrack. BMC currently supports Legatos Networker data protection offering, however, it has yet to create an integration bridge. EMC acquired Legato for $1.3 billion in stock in July. For more information on EMCs buyout of Legato, click here. SQL-BackTrack supports automated backup and recovery of Oracle, IBM DB2 Universal Database, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase and Informix databases. Discuss This in the eWEEK Forum
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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