In today's world, a company's data is one of its most important assets.
A primary function of the IT department is to ensure that the data is
safe and always available throughout the organization.
Hardware failures, power outages, communications failures, and natural disasters
all put business-critical data at risk of being permanently lost or inaccessible
for extended periods of time.
With the 9.1 release of the Sunbelt Data Manager, our customers are armed with
a new tool to protect this valuable resource and ensure its availability - Data
Replication onto backup or secondary servers.
This solution for both Windows and Unix/Linux servers provides unattended
replication of data across local and wide area networks.
- Simple to install
- For existing users of the Sunbelt Data Manager, adding data replication could
not be easier. Simply obtain a license for the backup server, install it,
add the replication parameters to
the primary server's configuration file, and let the replication software do the rest.
When the backup server comes on line, it will be brought up to date by the primary
Data Manager. Once synchronized, all data modification requests made to the primary
Data Manager will also update the backup server.
- Not just Managed files
- The implementation of replication in the Data Manager does not require the
use of "Managed" files. While the performance enhancments provided by the Data Manager
for Sunbelt indexed and aamdexed files are well known, some data such as word
processing documents or spreadsheets do not fall under its control. These vital files
may still be protected by the Data Manager by simply configuring
directories and optionally subdirectories that should be replicated. Regardless of the
content, the data is safe.
- Fail Safe
- An important feature of the replication system is the fail-safe function.
Should the primary server fail or lose its communications link, the backup server
will assume control and begin servicing client requests automatically.
No loss of data will occur. Once the primary server is restored, it will be
updated from the backup server and remain a secondary server until instructed to
resume its primary role in the network. By adding simple program logic to
PL/B programs, this fail-safe function can be totally transparent to user applications.
- Low Network Demand
- A primary benefit of the Sunbelt Data Manager has always been the reduction in
network traffic when compared to unmanaged data accesses. The data replication
system continues that spirit for managed files. When communicating with the backup
server only changes in data are transmitted thereby minimizing the demand on
systems and networks (a critical issue when replicating data over long distances).
- Save Time and Money
- Sunbelt Data Manager Replication is an ideal backup solution for a department
or a small/medium-size business. With replication, an IT department can
establish a variety of automated and scheduled backup
procedures that eliminate the need to disrupt user work activity during
the daytime as an alternative to midnight backup sessions.
By using Data Manager replication, organizations
can be assured that in the event of a failure or disaster,
the data will be protected.
- Disaster Recovery Protection With Wide Area Data Replication
- Disaster recovery is critically dependent upon the ability to seamlessly
replicate data over a wide area. The Sunbelt Data Manager provides the
ability to easily and securely establish an off-site location for data
storage and protection. The ability to replicate only changed data
asynchronously makes the Data Manager the fastest and most
effective solution for wide area data mirroring available today
for our customers.
- Ease of Use
- Sunbelt always brings ease of installation and
use to its entire product line. Data Manager Replication can be
installed on existing systems and is typically up and running within minutes.
- Continuous mirroring
- Replication over local or wide area networks
- Automatic rollover after server failure
- Simple, flexible configuration and installation
- Wide area disaster recovery
- Windows and Unix/Linux
Of course the performance benefits of the Data
Manager are well known. This product has been providing network-based application systems
with improved performance for years.
Please note that each Sunbelt Data Manager (primary or backup) requires its own license.
Sunbelt today for more information on this exciting product!