CA ARCserve Backup is a high-performance data protection solution that addresses the needs of businesses with heterogeneous environments. It provides flexible backup and restore performance, easy administration, broad device compatibility, and reliability. It helps you to maximize your data storage abilities by letting you customize your data protection strategies based on your particular storage requirements. In addition, the flexible user interface allows advanced configurations and provides a cost-effective way for users at all levels of technical expertise to deploy and maintain an extensive range of agents and options.
This release of CA ARCserve Backup for Windows is the next generation in the CA ARCserve Backup family of products. It builds upon the features of previous releases while providing functionality to help you maximize your backup and restore performance. CA ARCserve Backup delivers comprehensive data protection for distributed environments and provides virus-free backup and restore operations. An extensive set of options and agents extends data protection throughout the enterprise and delivers enhanced functionality, including online hot backup and restore of application and data files, advanced device and media management, and disaster recovery.
Integrated cloud storage
Easily take advantage of cloud services as part of a disk-to-disk-to-cloud (D2D2C) backup policy for remote, off-site protection, archiving or additional storage capacity. It enables the flexibility of cloud services for your data protection and helps you to take advantage of operational budget instead of capital budget for your storage needs.
Synthetic full backups
Reduce recovery time and complexity by providing a "full" backup picture to recover from, eliminating the tedious process of restoring multiple backups to recover to a specific point in time. This is important because it results in less downtime, a more reliable recovery process and reduced IT resource time.
Reduce backup windows, network traffic and storage management costs by archiving data to disk, tape or the cloud. This is important to manage the growing volumes of data while reducing the drain on your physical resources, prolonging your infrastructure investment.
Integration with CA ARCserve D2D
Reduce risk and improve recovery times by using a combination of snapshot-based backups (CA ARCserve D2D) and traditional file-based backups (CA ARCserve Backup) to protect your servers. Quick recovery with the most efficient methodology, based on the type of outage, results in reduced downtime costs, increased employee productivity and more time for IT personnel to pursue strategic projects.
Integrated data deduplication
Improve the economics of backup and recovery by enabling longer retention periods. In this way, you can provide a cost-effective means of reducing storage, protecting critical data and integrating, configuring and managing data deduplication in the existing backup environment.
Protection of virtualized servers
Incorporate sophisticated backup and recovery functionality into VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer virtualization technologies, easing management and mitigating the risk of data on virtualized servers.
A dashboard with Storage Resource Manager (SRM) reporting
Proactively avoid downtime with graphical insight into your backup environment to monitor the status of all backup activities, find the nodes that are taking the longest, locate backed-up data, discover whether data is encrypted and ready for disaster recovery and track volume, disk and memory usage on each of your Production servers.
Centralized management and administration
Reduce management time and help to provide faster responses by enabling IT Administrators to manage, modify and control backup and restore jobs, media devices, activity logs, alerts, catalogs, product licensing and reports from a single point that spans local and remote servers and locations.
Simplify system management with an easy-to-read network diagram view of the entire environment. The diagram includes all of the servers, storage and other devices, showing how they relate to each other and to the CA ARCserve Backup Media server(s). Easy drilldown on each component offers status, backup methodology and other key information to reduce management time.
Support for advanced backup and restore
Protect your business-critical applications with specific agents, including Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server and SharePoint; Oracle; Lotus Domino; SAP R/3; and Sybase. Help to ensure data integrity by protecting the transaction log, archive log, journal files and all associated data.
Flexible backup methods
Use high-performance, non-disruptive backup and restore operations that help to meet the specific needs of your mission-critical information and data assets. These include backup to disk, backup to tape, disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backup, disk-to-disk-to-cloud (D2D2C) backup, virtual tape library (VTL) and Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service snapshot support, hardware snapshot support, multiplexing and multi-streaming. All of these work in concert to protect your data, help you recover quickly and meet your service-level agreements (SLAs) for recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs).
Efficient backup processes
Improve the performance and reliability of your backup, storage and server environment with patent-pending data deduplication and SRM reporting functionality. These features help eliminate redundant data and reduce storage costs, enabling you to store more recovery points on a given disk and provide actionable information to help reduce unplanned downtime.
Media assure technology
Provide automated testing of the data on your backup media, verifying that it is readable and writable, helping you report on the usability of all media and verify whether it is accessible without identification.
CA ARCserve replication and CA ARCserve high availability integration
Eliminate backup windows by browsing and backing up replicated data, restoring data to the Production or Replica server, viewing CA ARCserve replication and CA ARCserve high availability reports and launching the CA ARCserve replication and CA ARCserve high availability graphical user interface (GUI) from within the CA ARCserve backup GUI.
Wide Area Network (WAN) bandwidth-optimized remote office backups
Eliminate tapes from remote offices by replicating remote office data to your central data center and perform non-disruptive Replica server backups, helping you to better utilize your existing backup resources.