Continuous data protection technology for Linux

SteelEye Technology announced today the release of SteelEye Data Replication for Linux v6. The new product is the first on Linux to combine continuous data protection (CDP) features such as ‘any point in time rewind’ with comprehensive data replication capabilities which support multiple replication targets and provide combining data mirrors across any combination of LANs and WANs.

‘Any Point in Time Rewind’ is a vital CDP element that rewinds data back in time to any moment before data loss occurred. Data can be restored in minutes and business is back to normal. Adding such capabilities to an already robust data replication solution, SteelEye Data Replication also provides organisations with a CDP option that enhances protection of more than one backup of critical business data, whether on-site or remote. Immediately upon noticing data integrity issues, administrators can mount the replicated data on a backup volume and then move backward and forward through the data stream via time stamps or other user-defined bookmarks until the optimal set of data is constructed. Data are then placed into service and normal operations resume.
The process of managing data recovery is handled through a built-in Data Recovery Wizard. This simple-to-use tool guides users through the building of a new temporary dataset. It validates the dataset for consistency via appropriate tools and then loops back through these steps as needed until the optimal dataset is built. An intelligent binary search technique speeds the rebuilding process to optimise recovery time. Once completed, the wizard places the dataset back into service, onto the production server, and resumes normal business operations.
SteelEye Data Replication for Linux v6 is available immediately. Guide price is US$3,438 per server software and US$859 annual support fee.

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