Symantec, a provider of security, storage and systems management software, has expanded its decade-long partnership with Dell to deliver a factory-integrated solution that provides disk-based backup and recovery.
According to Symantec, Dell PowerVault DL2000 backup-to-disk appliance is a complete hardware and software data protection solution that includes pre-installed Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 and custom disk management features developed exclusively for Dell, allowing for better management of backup to disk environments from a single console.
Symantec said that the appliance incorporates its patent-pending granular recovery technology to allow users to perform a single-pass, application or system-level backup of Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and VMware ESX environments while still maintaining the ability to recover individual objects, including files and folders. This technology is reportedly new to the market and eliminates the additional time and storage requirements of a second file-level backup, enabling efficient data protection and faster restores.
Symantec claims that with PowerVault DL2000, users can configure Backup Exec to continuously protect Microsoft Windows Servers, Exchange, SQL, and desktop and laptop systems by backing up changes to disk in real time. Backup Exec’s continuous protection capabilities reportedly improve the overall level of data protection and reduce administrative complexity by eliminating the need for full, incremental or differential backups. The system can also send alerts when available disk space reaches certain thresholds preset by administrators for the backup storage, helping prevent job failures due to low disk space, added Symantec.