Storix Upgrades Linux Backup

Storix announced the general availability of Storix System Backup Administrator version 6 for Linux and AIX

January 10, 2007

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SAN DIEGO -- Storix, Inc., provider of native backup and disaster recovery software for Linux and AIX systems, today announced the general availability of Storix System Backup Administrator version 6 for Linux and AIX. SBAdmin is designed for daily backup management, as well as Adaptable System Recovery (ASR), providing the flexibility to migrate systems to different hardware or to provision new systems. This ability, coupled with the free annual maintenance offered by the company to its customers, significantly reduces the user’s TCO and increases productivity by minimizing downtime.

“Storix provides a flexible approach to system recovery,” said Dianne McAdam, director of Enterprise Information Assurance for The Clipper Group, Inc. “Unlike typical disk-imaging restore utilities that require the backup image to be restored to the identical hardware configuration, SBAdmin has the ability to migrate that image to new hardware configurations – even from physical to virtual machines. Also, it can be used to reconfigure the storage for better I/O performance and higher ROI of their customers' heterogeneous disk environments.”

"We use Storix for backup, recovery and cloning of Suse and Redhat Linux running on standalone, VMware hosts and blade servers,” stated Jeff Bast, lead Unix systems administrator at Schneider National, Inc., a leading provider of transportation, logistics and related services “We integrated Storix into our existing backup and recovery process as a network administrator and boot server. We've performed real-life system recoveries with 100% success!"

SBAdmin combines a user-friendly graphical user interface for daily backup management with the most complete and flexible full-system recovery process available on the market today. The simple restore process takes the backup and adapts it to the hardware detected during installation, rebuilding the failed system to its prior state. The complete restore from bare-metal can be managed locally or remotely. If the software detects differences between the backup and newly detected hardware, it will make recommendations such as selection of new disks or automated shrinking of file-systems.

Optional features include backup data encryption with simplified key management, Oracle database backup integration, and Windows and Mac OSX data backups. SBAdmin supports all Intel-based (x86/Pentium), IBM pSeries (32/64-bit) and HP Itanium 2 systems.“Unlike typical disk-image backup software, SBAdmin rebuilds the system from the ground-up” said Anthony Johnson, president of Storix. “By supporting various file systems, LVM and software RAID devices, we allow users to reconfigure the storage using the same or completely different hardware, change file system types, migrate from disk partitions to LVM or software RAID, and much more.”

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