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STORServer Releases Version 4.0 of Virtual Machine Backup Software

STORServer, the leading provider of proven data backup solutions for the mid-market, today announces the availability of STORServer Virtual Machine Backup (VMB) version 4.0. The upgraded software now supports the use of VMware’s® changed block tracking (CBT) and enables direct copy to and from VMware and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) without an intervening proxy copy. The result is substantially reduced full backup and archive times.

STORServer VMB controls backups of VMware virtual environments through an easy-to-use graphical interface. The software uses the new VMware vStorage APIs to eliminate the impact of backup on production servers by controlling the movement of data directly to and from disk storage into TSM storage pools without using agents or the VMware servers. VMB eliminates the cumbersome tasks of writing scripts or managing TSM schedules and option files, enabling management without TSM expertise.

“VMB v4.0 eliminates the need for backup client software on individual virtual machines,” said Bill Smoldt, president of STORServer. “The software is quick and easy to install, learn and use and takes just minutes a day to manage, making it an ideal solution for every mid-market IT manager and administrator who is backing up virtual environments.”

Additional enhancements to STORServer VMB v4.0 include:

  • An optional setting that allows for non-quiesced snapshots
  • More detailed client log messages
  • Successful backups of virtual machines with hidden partitions

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Published Tuesday, August 09, 2011 6:25 PM by David Marshall
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