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Zmanda Intros Amanda Version
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Zmanda, the leader in open source backup and recovery software, today announced the release of a new version of its flagship product, Amanda Enterprise. With expanded application support and disaster recovery options for Microsoft Windows databases and applications, this latest version provides the most complete heterogeneous open source backup and recovery solution available today. Using Amanda Enterprise, system administrators can now backup multiple Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Mac OS X clients to a single master backup server running on Linux or Solaris. The installation and configuration process has also been simplified to make it easier than ever to get up-and-running.
With this latest version of Amanda Enterprise, online backup support for popular Windows databases and applications has been extended to include Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Oracle. By protecting the important Windows System State, including Active Directory, Amanda Enterprise provides fast system restoration and bare-metal recovery to dissimilar hardware and virtual environments, effectively protecting both user data and operating environment. Amanda Enterprise utilizes Microsofts Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to ensure reliability during hot backups so that administrators can backup user files without impacting data access by users and applications. Usability enhancements were also made to allow custom reporting and native Windows restore to Amandas already robust intelligent scheduler and rapid point-and-click restore features.
Amanda Enterprise is the only open source backup and recovery solution on the market that supports business critical applications using open source, open formats, and native tools for Windows, said Dmitri Joukovski, vice president of product management, Zmanda. By leveraging VSS, this enhanced version of Amanda Enterprise allows organizations to reliably and effectively backup Windows files, databases and applications without disrupting the productivity of their users.
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