"The release of UltraBac 7.0 is the culmination of years of Backup and Disaster Recovery product experience.
UltraBac Software has developed Version 7.0 from the ground up to take advantage of the latest operating systems (Windows XP and 2000), while expanding support for heterogeneous network environments with expanded support for a variety of clients. It is the same great product, but with new modular code, which allows for adding new functionality faster.
UltraBac 7.0 Backup Features
Backup Wizard NEW
The new backup wizard in UltraBac 7.0 makes it easy for the user to create backup sets from start to finish. The wizard quickly explains the backup creation, step by step. The entire UltraBac product has a well-structured, intuitive user interface.
Active Cluster Server Backup NOW WITH FAILOVER
UltraBac can backup and restore an ACTIVE Windows NT/2000/XP cluster. This capability has been proven at Microsoft's Redmond Campus test facility. Cluster failover support is also provided on backup set levels. UltraBac automatically restarts the backup if failover occurs during one.
UltraBac can back up data to any removable media on a network. Disk-to-disk backups are compressed, reducing disk storage requirements and making them VERY FAST. Disk-to-disk incremental backups scheduled at intervals throughout the day can prevent loss of a day's work if a disk crash or other data loss occurs between nightly backups. Now supports up to 1000 backup path devices.
Locked File Backup Agent
Allows backup of locked exclusive files or a file to which XP/2000/NT can not gain access while open, such as WINS database and local PST files. When UltraBac uses Locked File Backup, it temporarily "freezes" the partition and backs up all the data on the drive whether or not the data is locked by another application. Users can access the temporarily "frozen" partition while it is being backed up.
SQL Server Agent
Allows backup of an open Microsoft® SQL Server database without shutting down the database service beforehand. The SQL agent uses Microsoft API's to run the backup and restore, thereby insuring speed and reliability of the backup. UltraBac can restore a database to its original location or move it from one SQL server to another.
Exchange 5.5 and 2000 Agent ENHANCED
UltraBac's Exchange 2000 agent is now capable of running local and remote backups of live databases without shutting them down. This minimizes downtime for an Exchange 2000 mail server, essential for any enterprise backup scheme. The Exchange 2000 agent uses the Exchange API for fast backup speeds and absolute minimum downtime during restoration. Allows SMTP email notification and single mailbox recovery and supports Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000 backups.
Remote/Local Server Agent NEW
Gives users the ability to push information from one server to another. It allows the local computer to software compress data before it is transferred over the network, thus increasing backup speed significantly. Another feature of the agent is capturing the System State or Active Directory (for domain controllers) on a local or remote Windows 2000 machine. This feature is absolutely essential for disaster recovery on domain controllers. Without an Active Directory backup, it would be impossible to rebuild a crashed domain controller back to its original state. Now this critical task can even be achieved from a remote backup server.
UltraBac's Netware agent backs up remote Netware machines. Versions of Netware supported are 4.11 and greater. Supports SPX/IPX and TCP/IP protocols.
Command Line Option
UltraBac allows for both GUI-based and command line backups for maximum flexibility in both backups and restores. Organizations with minimal technical abilities can directly integrate backup into their processes, based on their own requirements. Most GUI interface functions are also available at command line level, so batch files may be used to automate UltraBac commands if the user prefers. Improvements have been made in many areas including searching media, viewing volume information, preparing media, and ejecting media.
UltraBac's Express Index™ improves restore times tremendously on DLT and QIC multi-track technology tape drives by pinpointing the exact location of a file on tape. This completely eliminates the need to go back and forth searching for a particular file. Testing has conclusively proven that Express Index™ can reduce restore times on these types of backup devices from hours to minutes.
Storage Device Manager NEW
This feature allows the backup administrator to use a remote tape drive on the network as a storage device. Remote autoloader administration can also be accomplished. The Storage Device Manager facilitates centralized backup storage, which can be a much more efficient and organized solution, especially helpful when recovery is needed "on the fly". Supports all remote tape devices.
Oracle Agent IMPROVED
UltraBac's Oracle Agent can now run remote or local backups of any Oracle server on the network. The entire agent code has been modified to use the Oracle "Net8" network technology. This gives system administrators the tools they need to easily back up Oracle databases, which often run mission-critical tasks.
High-Resolution Scheduler ENHANCED
UltraBac's new high-resolution scheduler has a flexible filter to define one-time, daily, weekly, and yearly scheduled backups. It has equal to or better granularity than a CRON-based scheduler. The scheduler interface is easily maneuverable and contains useful features like e-mail notification, batch file execution, autoloader support, storage media fail over, and error checking options. The scheduler also contains an easy-to-use wizard to guide the user, step by step, in the creation of a scheduled backup.
Remote Administration NEW
UltraBac 7.0 can connect to any other UltraBac 7.0 console using the "Connect To" feature. The "Connect To" feature can be used to create sets on other UltraBac 7.0 servers, view backup jobs interactively, edit sets or scheduled backup jobs, add new storage devices, perform other administration tasks.
UltraBac 7.0 Disaster Recovery Features
UltraBac's Image Disaster Recovery provides local or remote image-based backup with NT/2000/XP Disaster Recovery. UltraBac's Image Disaster Recovery can target image backups to any local or remote tape device and to any local or remote (UNC) diskpath. Network Disaster Recovery gives backup administrators the ability to recover an operating system partition directly from any network share using nothing more than a single DOS-based floppy. The recovery software supports partition and/or complete physical disk disaster recovery from local tape device or UNC diskpath.
Compressed image backups can be scheduled on a regular basis or manually stored to any local tape drive or UNC path within a network. Compressed image backups use less space and significantly increase backup performance, because compressed data takes less time to transfer than uncompressed data.
Due to its quick transfer rate, UltraBac can restore the system partition of a crashed machine in minutes. The difference between rebuilding a machine using a file-by-file method and restoring an image backup is substantial. Image restores are simple and quick and can be completed with one single command.
Imaging technology is essential if machines are to be cloned for many users. Rebuilding a system from scratch every time a user needs a new machine is an administrator's nightmare. With imaging software, you can retrieve a "template" for use when building a new machine.
NEW UB-DR Boot Disk Wizard The netboot.exe allows the user to create a DOS floppy disk, with network support, using a step-by-step diskette creation wizard. This DOS diskette is used in conjunction with our disaster recovery software, executing "UBDR.exe" through DOS to recover an image backup from either a network disk path or a local tape drive.
UltraBac's disaster recovery package contains other easy-to-use options that provide all of the administrator's needs:
- Live OS backup
- Local or remote image backup
- Local recovery from tape
- Local recovery from diskpath
- 2:1 compression ratio
- Active cluster disk backup (saves space)
- 240 mb/minute transfer ratio through DOS
- Entire disk backup
- Scripting support for disaster recovery executable
- Recovery of partition while booted into the OS
- Local static "mirroring" image backups"