Symantec today released Veritas NetBackup 6.5, the company's latest data protection software and cornerstone of its football (*cough* soccer)-themed Storage United business initiative. We've already covered the software's new widgets and what-nots back when it was announced at the Symantec Vision conference in June (which you …
SAN attached media servers
I've been using SAN attached clients since v3.4.1, with shared drives, what is the difference here?
The only reason to buy network backup software...
...is to have a vendor whom you can blame when you screw up.
rsync for windows and for linux is freely available. So pissing money away just to have someone you can blame is, to me, a strong indicator of incompetence.
@Morely Dotes - I suspect you're trolling, but:
Companies don't buy backup software so that they have someone to blame. I've had a quick look at the rsync web site and here are some things it can't do, that NetBackup can:
Backup the registry of a Windows box
Backup any database, without stopping the database fisrt
Backup to tape
Backup to disk then stage off to tape
Access a robotic tape library
Backup mail systems, without stopping them first
Provide automatic failover if trying to backup to a failed device
Provide browsing of recovery files by date, time, client
Hold multiple versions of a file in backup images
Backup a raw filesystem
Provide offsite duplicate media management
Provide onsite media management
Expire backups based on schedules
Bare Metal Restore
Backup over SAN to shared devices
Provide an easy to read overview of multiple backup environments from one console
Integrate with systems such as Tivoli for error reporting
Provide encrypted datastreams/encrypted storeage
These are just off the top of my head, there will be a lot more...
Hey it can't possibly be worse than Brightstor.
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