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Storix Unveils Flexible Backup and Recovery Solution for IBM System i


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June 14, 2007

Storix Unveils Flexible Backup and Recovery Solution for IBM System i

By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributing Editor

Storix’s SBAdmin v 6.1 now supports IBM's (News - Alert) System i product line enabling System i users to enjoy unprecedented Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) capabilities.

ASR capabilities can easily reconfigure systems to their previous state regardless of whether the new hardware is identical to previous devices.
“The 'adaptability' of the ASR feature is what really differentiates this product,” said Anthony Johnson, Storix president in a statement to the press.
“The software's unique ability to record configuration information from a particular system and easily replicate the configuration onto any new box, even on newer hardware or virtual systems, makes this product more than just a disaster recovery solution,” he added.
ASR is not limited to unplanned disaster recovery capabilities, and simplifies planned backup activities for IT administrators. Thanks to ASR, users can easily migrate configuration information during hardware upgrades and provision groups of new systems by creating a master backup for cloning multiple systems.
Additionally, provisioning can be done remotely for systems that span multiple locations.
SBAdmin combines an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) for daily backup management with ASR. During installation, the intelligent ASR process takes the backup and adapts it to the hardware detected. The complete restore from bare-metal can take less than one hour.
Upon detection of differences between the backup and newly detected hardware, the software makes recommendations, such as selection of new disks or automated shrinking of file-systems.
Storix Director of Sales and Marketing, Manuel Altamirano points out that Storix developed SBAdmin v 6.1 to support those System i customers that demanded a more complete backup solution that included LVM and software RAID devices, as well as an easier way to migrate to new hardware.
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering call centers, CRM and information technology. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
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