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.
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.