Zmanda Database and Application Agents

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Zmanda database & application agents enable fast, reliable online backup and recovery for Oracle databases and Microsoft SQL Server, as well as Microsoft Exchange data, without taking the database or application server offline.  Database administrators increase their productivity with quick implementation, enterprise-class functions,central management, an intelligent scheduler, standard formats, and responsive technical support.

With online backup, administrators can perform backups at any time without impacting users and applications. To ensure reliability during hot backups, the Zmanda agents use native backup tools, such as Oracle’s RMAN and Microsoft’s VSS.

Databases and Applications Supported

  • Oracle on Windows, Linux and Solaris
  • MS SQL Server
  • MS Exchange Server
  • MS SharePoint Server
  • PostgreSQL Server

Features at a Glance

Non-disruptive online backup
Central management console
Full/ incremental backup levels
Uses standard format for backup data ZIP ZIP ZIP TAR TAR
Uses application’s native backup tools VSS VSS VSS RMAN RMAN
Intelligent scheduler
Encryption
Compression
Backup to Amazon S3 online storage
Supported releases 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005, 2000 Oracle 11g Oracle 10, 11 and 12 Oracle 10 and 11

Features at a Glance

Product alerts & knowledge base access Yes Yes
Number of supported cases Unlimited Unlimited
Phone support Business hours 24 x 7
Number of authorized contacts 1-5 Unlimited
Initial Response time Within 8 hours Within 3 hours

Professional Services

Zmanda’s team of backup and recovery experts is available to design, plan and implement a backup and recovery solution to protect your applications and databases — as well as your Linux, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X systems. Visit the supported platforms for more information.

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Protect your Oracle databases on Linux, Solaris and Windows without incurring high costs or impacting users and applications   

The Zmanda Oracle Agents deliver fast, reliable solutions to protect your Oracle databases running on Linux, Solaris and Windows servers. Administrators can choose to do an incremental or full backup and perform all backup operations while users and applications continue to access the Oracle databases. Zmanda Oracle Agent takes advantage of backup technologies recommended by Oracle.

The Zmanda Oracle Linux and Solaris agents are fully integrated with the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) to provide fast, reliable backup and recovery for Oracle databases on Linux and Solaris platforms — while users and applications continue to access the databases.

The Zmanda Oracle Windows Agent is fully integrated with Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and Oracle VSS Writer to ensure online backup of databases on Windows platforms. A central management console and intelligent scheduler enable administrators to do fully-automated Oracle database backups.

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  • Online backup: Backup all Oracle databases on Linux, Solaris and Windows to a central backup server without impacting users and applications.
  • Rapid restore: Databases are restored from media simply and quickly using an intuitive, point-and-click interface.
  • Flexible backup levels: Supports both full and incremental backup levels.
  • RMAN support on Linux and Solaris: Uses Oracle’s Recovery Manager (RMAN) to create backups of Oracle databases, including data files, control files and archive logs. RMAN optimizes Oracle performance and ensures consistency and recoverability of data during backup and provides flexibility and granularity for recovery, for example, RMAN allows recovery of a single table. After Amanda Enterprise retrieves data from backup media, you can recover Oracle directly from the Oracle Enterprise Manager.
  • VSS support on Windows: Uses Oracle Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Writer to leverage Microsoft snapshot technology for backup of Oracle.
  • Standard formats: Uses only industry standard data formats for backup images, such as zip for Oracle on Windows and tar for Oracle on Linux and Solaris.
  • Standard encryption: Administrators can choose which data to encrypt, which standard encryption algorithm to use, and whether to encrypt data on the client or on the server.
  • Standard compression: Uses only industry standard compression utilities, and allows administrator to choose the optimal compression algorithm for the data and the resources available, as well as whether to compress the data on the client or the server.
  • Flexible media option: You can choose to store your backup files and databases on tape, disk, online storage, or optical storage devices. You even have the option to store your Oracle data off site using Amazon’s Simple Secure Storage Service (Amazon S3).
  • Release support: Support for Oracle 11g on Windows and Oracle 10g and 11g on Linux and Solaris.
  • Backup server: Requires Amanda Enterprise on Linux or Solaris backup server.

 

Protect your Microsoft SQL Server application data without incurring high costs or impacting users and applications

Zmanda MS SQL Agent provides the perfect, cost-effective solution for protecting all your Microsoft SQL databases. Administrators can quickly backup and recover Microsoft SQL Server databases without taking the database servers offline. Using the central management console, administrators can automate backup processes and data retention policies. A unique approach to scheduling optimizes load balancing to achieve consistent backup windows. Administrator productivity is significantly improved, while administrator and software costs are lowered.

  • Online backup: Backup Microsoft SQL Server databases to a single master backup server without impacting users and applications.
  • Rapid recovery: Databases are restored simply and quickly using an intuitive, point-and-click interface.
  • Flexible backup levels: Supports both full and incremental backup levels.
  • VSS support: Uses Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) writer to ensure reliability during hot backups.
  • Standard formats: Uses only industry standard data formats and tools, such as Zip format for compressing data.
  • Standard encryption: Administrators can choose which data to encrypt, which standard encryption algorithm to use, and whether to encrypt data on the client or on the server.
  • Standard compression: Uses only industry standard compression utilities, and allows administrator to choose the optimal compression algorithm for the data and the resources available, as well as whether to compress the data on the client or the server.
  • Flexible media option: You can choose to store your backup files and databases on tape, disk, online storage, or optical storage devices. You even have the option to backup your SQL Server database data off site using Amazon’s Simple Secure Storage Service (Amazon S3).
  • Release support: Support for MS SQL Server 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 and 2000
  • Backup server: Requires Amanda Enterprise on Linux or Solaris backup server.

     

    Protect your Microsoft Exchange Server application data without incurring high costs or impacting users and applications

    Zmanda MS Exchange Agent provides the reliable and cost-effective data protection your business needs for all your Exchange databases. Benefit from fast implementation, enterprise-class functions, central management, an intelligent schedule, standard formats, and responsive technical support. Using the hot backup feature, administrators can backup MS Exchange Server data while employees continue to access email 24x7.

    • Online backup: Backup Microsoft Exchange Server databases to a single master backup server without impacting users and applications.
    • Rapid recovery: Databases are restored simply and quickly using an intuitive, point-and-click interface.
    • Flexible backup levels: Supports both full and incremental backup levels.
    • VSS support: Uses Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) writer to ensure reliability during hot backups.
    • Standard formats: Uses only industry standard data formats and tools, such as Zip format for compressing data.
    • Standard encryption: Administrators can choose which data to encrypt, which standard encryption algorithm to use, and whether to encrypt data on the client or on the server.
    • Standard compression: Uses only industry standard compression utilities, and allows administrator to choose the optimal compression algorithm for the data and the resources available, as well as whether to compress the data on the client or the server.
    • Flexible media option: You can choose to store your backup files and databases on tape, disk, online storage, or optical storage devices. You even have the option to backup your Exchange database off-site to a storage cloud such as Amazon’s Simple Secure Storage Service (Amazon S3)
    • Release support: Support for MS Exchange Server 2010, 2007 and 2003.
    • Backup server: Requires Amanda Enterprise on Linux or Solaris backup server.

    Protect your Microsoft Office SharePoint Server data without incurring high costs or impacting users and applications

    Zmanda SharePoint Agent provides the perfect, cost-effective solution for protecting all your critical data stored on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. SharePoint Administrators can quickly backup and recover their data without taking the SharePoint services offline. Using the central management console, administrators can automate backup processes and data retention policies. A unique approach to backup scheduling optimizes load balancing to achieve consistent backup windows. Administrator productivity is significantly improved, while administrator and software costs are lowered.

    • Online backup: Backup Microsoft Office SharePoint Server to a single master backup server without impacting users and applications.
    • Rapid recovery: Data is restored simply and quickly using an intuitive, point-and-click interface.
    • Flexible backup levels: Supports both full and incremental backup levels.
    • VSS support: Uses Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) writer to ensure reliability during hot backups.
    • Standard formats: Uses industry standard data formats and tools, such as Zip format for compressing data.
    • Standard encryption: Administrators can choose which data to encrypt, which standard encryption algorithm to use, and whether to encrypt data on the client or on the server.
    • Standard compression: Uses only industry standard compression utilities, and allows administrator to choose the optimal compression algorithm for the data and the resources available, as well as whether to compress the data on the client or the server.
    • Flexible media option: You can choose to store your backup files and databases on tape, disk, online storage, or optical storage devices. You even have the option to backup your SharePoint data off-site to a storage cloud, e.g. Amazon’s Simple Secure Storage Service (Amazon S3).
    • Release support: Support for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and SharePoint 2010.
    • Backup server: Uses Amanda Enterprise on Linux or Solaris as a robust, scalable and secure backup server.

    Protect your PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus databases on Linux and Solaris without impacting users and applications

    The Zmanda Postgres Agent delivers fast and reliable solution to protect your PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus databases running on Linux and Solaris servers. Administrators can choose to do an incremental or full backup and perform all backup operations while users and applications continue to access the Postgres databases. Zmanda Postgres Agent takes advantage of advanced backup technologies built into Postgres. System administrators can now easily setup backup schedule and policies for multiple Postgres databases from one GUI, without having to learn about internals of Postgres backup techniques and writing complex scripts.

    The Zmanda Postgres Linux and Solaris agents are fully integrated with the Postgres write ahead log (WAL) to provide point-in-time recovery (PITR). A central management console and an intelligent scheduler enable administrators to do fully-automated Postgres database backups.

    • Online backup: Backup all Postgres databases on Linux and Solaris to a central backup server without impacting users and applications.
    • Rapid restore: Databases are restored from media simply and quickly using an intuitive, point-and-click interface.
    • Flexible backup levels: Supports both full and incremental backup levels.
    • Standard encryption: Administrators can choose which data to encrypt, which standard encryption algorithm to use, and whether to encrypt data on the client or on the server.
    • Standard compression: Uses only industry standard compression utilities, and allows administrator to choose the optimal compression algorithm for the data and the resources available, as well as whether to compress the data on the client or the server.
    • Flexible media option: You can choose to store your backup files and databases on tape, disk, online storage, or optical storage devices. You even have the option to backup your Postgres databases to storage clouds, e.g. Amazon’s Simple Secure Storage Service (Amazon S3).
    • Release support: Support for PostgreSQL 8.x, 9.x and Postgres Plus 8.3 on Linux and Solaris.
    • Backup server: Requires Amanda Enterprise on Linux or Solaris backup server.

For more information on Amanda Enterprise, please contact Zmanda Sales.