Wow ArcServe supports future MSSQL products from 18200 years ahead!!
Arcserve execs are insisting that the business's recent spinout from software giant CA to Marlin should help it compete better in the market. While CA may have decided to invest the money from the sell-off of arcserve elsewhere, the data protection biz says its product has a bright future, as VP worldwide sales Chris Ross was …
I wouldn't argue against this - but in my experience it doesn't work very well, its complex and difficult to manage. Also Physical servers are a shrinking market, hence their customer base would potentially diminish year or year.
Best of luck to them... lets how they deliver lean products rather than the bloat crap CA usually punts out!
We're currently using the r16.5 version of Arcserve, Arcserve D2D & Host-Based (VM) backup. Not quite unified in that release, but pretty close. Tape is still a dedicated product, with D2D plugins, but the Central Protection Manager & Host-Based backups are integrated web apps. Once we got everything setup (biggest issue was having to manually add license keys on each P-node), I pretty much just check my mailbox each morning to look at all the results.
Recovered a few VM's that have been nuked by the applications guys (whoops, did we just drop a table in the PROD DB?), and file-level restores, but no bare-metal 'P' recoveries yet. All of our critical systems ar VM's, the only physical systems are basically SOE desktops with a few 'important' files on them, D2D was just a good option for some peace of mind.
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