ARKEIA UNVEILS PLUG-IN BACKUP FOR MICROSOFT SQL SERVER DATA.Arkeia Corp., Carlsbad, Calif., an international provider of enterprise backup solutions, has unveiled a plug-in for hot backup Backing up a database that is in active use. Contrast with cold backup. of Microsoft SQL Server A relational DBMS from Microsoft that is a major component of the Windows Server System. It is Microsoft's high-end client/server database and is closely integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft Office System. data. The new Arkeia Network Backup plug-in protects MS SQL servers in a heterogeneous environment Using hardware and system software from different vendors. Organizations often use computers, operating systems and databases from a variety of vendors. Contrast with homogeneous environment. without interrupting running services.
Arkeia's MS SQL See Microsoft SQL Server and mSQL. hot backup plug-in takes full advantage of embedded capabilities in Microsoft SQL Server backup-and-restore functions. Arkeia developers incorporated Virtual Device Interface See VDI. (VDI (1) (Video Device Interface) An Intel standard for speeding up full-motion video performance. See DCI.
(2) (Virtual Device Interface) An ANSI standard format for creating device drivers. VDI has been incorporated into CGI. ) technology to ensure a fast, reliable backup in Windows environments with a Linux or Unix backup server.
The online backup is easily configured through the Arkeia graphical user interface graphical user interface (GUI)
Computer display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen as opposed to having to , providing single click selection of the data to be backed up or restored. Arkeia's object-oriented architecture allows easy creation and modification of backup policy, no matter how complex or varied. Backup levels are configurable for Machine, SQL Server Instance, Database, File Group or Individual File.
Restore functions, including point-in-time recovery, can be fully automatic, or manually configured for specified databases, file groups or files.
"Linux servers are frequently operating in heterogeneous environments," said Phil Roussel, Arkeia CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "Our new MS SQL Server hot backup plug-in provides a reliable solution for IT professionals who choose to protect Microsoft servers with Linux stability."
Compatible with the company's flagship product Arkeia Network Backup, the plug-in allows Arkeia users to protect their data without downtime for MS SQL servers.
The plug-in supports MS SQL server versions including SQL Server 7, SQL Server 2000 and later versions. Supported platforms include NT4 and NT Enterprise and Windows 2000/2003 Server. The plug-in is priced at $990. A release candidate version can be downloaded at www.arkeia.com/download/rc.
About Arkeia Corp.
Arkeia Corp. is a leading provider of established backup and recovery solutions for departments and mid-size businesses utilizing Linux. Arkeia offers data protection software designed to ease the life of system administrators by providing efficient technology at a competitive price.
Protecting more than 100,000 networks worldwide, Arkeia solutions have been adopted by 4,000 corporate-class customers in over 50 countries since 1999. Arkeia is privately held, with investment funding support from two major banking concerns. Offices are in Carlsbad, Calif., and Paris, France.
For more information, visit http://www.arkeia.com or call 949/492-0075.