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UltraBac for Windows NT/2000/XP:

Backup & Disaster Recovery Software

Evaluate the easy-to-use and reliable trial edition of UltraBac for Windows NT/2000/XP, and be assured of 100% guaranteed performance before you buy



Product Features

WINDOWS XP SUPPORT!

OPTIONAL FLASHING TECHNOLOGY
"Flashing" an image of a disk, storing it to media, then replicating it to another disk, is the process that the software uses to enable rapid cloning and setup of servers and workstations.

NETWORK DISASTER RECOVERY (UBDR)
UBDR allows a user to boot a machine and restore an image of a partition that was previously backed up by simply booting from a DOS-based floppy and running the new program. With UBDR, users can restore failed machines from either a local tape drive or disk path (local/CD/remote) to perform a fast and simple network recovery in a matter of minutes.

DISK-TO-DISK BACKUP
The ability to backup data to a network hard disk or removable disk. Example: You backup your NT Servers to tape each night. What happens if you have a crash at 2:00pm? You’ve lost approx. 6 hours of data. An alternative to this 6 hour window of data loss is to have a disk-to-disk backup run every 2 hours of your mission critical files to a disk path on the network. This is only the changed files since the last 2 hour backup, so it is FAST and we compress the backup so it takes VERY little storage. At UltraBac.com we recommend a combination of backup to tape and backup to disk for a more reliable backup strategy.

For more info, scroll down to the "Everything You Did or Didn't Want to Know About Open File Backup" in the White Papers, Documents and Other Files

SPEED
At a recent benchmark test at Microsoft, UltraBac backed up a 263GB SQL Server database @ 600GB an hour. The restore is when we really impressed them – 500GB an hour. UltraBac had the 263GB database fully restored in about 25 minutes! Other examples: DLT7000 will backup approx. 19.5GB an hour on a local server with UltraBac.

CLUSTERING
UltraBac can backup and restore a live NT cluster. This was recently demonstrated in the lab at Microsoft (Redmond Campus). For more info, scroll down to the White Papers, Documents and Other Files section, and click on "Microsoft Cluster Server Live Backup & Restore White Paper".

SQL SERVER 7.0
UltraBac can backup SQL Server version 7.0. In addition, UltraBac can perform a table-level restore. You are no longer required to perform a complete restore of the database just to recover a single table.

For more info, scroll down to the White Papers, Documents and Other Files section, and click on "Backup Benchmarking Of Very Large Microsoft SQL Server" document.

EASE OF USE
UltraBac is rated year-in and year-out as the easiest to use backup software for Windows NT. You can rely on a non-systems person to recover with UltraBac’s NT Disaster Recovery Agent. I can send you an email about the SEVEN EASY steps to NT Disaster Recovery.

COMMAND LINE BACKUP & RESTORE
You are not required to use the UltraBac GUI to invoke a backup or restore. UltraBac can be initiated through the command line.

REMOTE ADMINISTRATION & MESSAGING
UltraBac writes events to the NT Event Log with unique identifiers for errors, completions, etc. Your systems management software would capture these messages and send certain messages to certain individuals at the Corporation for review. In addition, we have EMAIL notification with both SMTP and MAPI. Another UltraBac feature: 15 minutes prior to the backup and UltraBac will check the tape drive. If UltraBac detects no media in the drive, an email is sent to you which warns you of the upcoming failed backup if someone does not put the media in the drive. You can remotely install updates, monitor backups, initiate run now backups, modify backup jobs and schedules, and much more.

SUPPORT/People Company
UltraBac has provided backup solutions to both Wang & NT users since 1983. We know from YEARS of experience the importance of fast, easy-to-use, reliable backup & providing 1st RATE support!



Product Benefits

UltraBac for Windows NT/2000/XP
Live backup of open databases with optional agents for SQL and Exchange. UltraBac's unique features include backup to disk or tape, backup of open shared files, SMTP messaging, and the fastest Windows NT/2000/XP backup available (up to 19GB per hour).

Disaster Recovery
This ultimate system provides several layers of protection including the ability to quickly search and restore a corrupted registry or simply reboot from a static mirror image in the event of a NT server crash. Any disk can be backed up or restored using image technology (sector level backup) to either DISK or TAPE. The Disaster Recovery Module is universal and completely stand alone and allows recovery without any dependence on Microsoft's Windows NT/2000/XP installation CD.

Enterprise class backup
Token-based, MIS-controlled, centralized backup for Windows NT/2000/XP/95/98 clients using push technology, disk pooling and tape migration engine. UltraBac Pro feature's BEI's unique Dynamic FIle Parallelism backup that maximizes multiple concurrent disk-todisk network backups and tape migration engine that pushes backup speed to its limit.

 



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White Papers, Documents and Other Files


Product Requirements

OS Platform Supported
Windows 2000 Server Yes
Windows 2000 Professional Yes
Windows NT4 Server (SP4 or higher) Yes
Windows NT4 Workstation (SP4 or higher) Yes
Windows NT3.51 Yes
Windows 98/95 Yes
SQL Server Yes
Exchange Yes
MS Cluster Server Yes

Minimum Hardware Required
CPU Pentium 166
RAM 64
HD (Install) 4MB
HD (Operating) 4MB

 

FAQ's

Q: Is my Storage Device Compatible with Ultrabac?
A: If your Storage Device is on the Windows NT Hardware Compatibility List then UltraBac supports it. If you are having hardware problems, and your hardware is located on the Windows NT Hardware Compatibility List, please make sure you have the latest firmware editions for your hardware devices. This is especially important for older tape devices.

Q: What Autoloaders does UltraBac currently support?
A: This information is also located in a readme file in your ultrabac directory (default is c:\ultrabac\readme.txt). Please Note: The Autoloader driver is a separately chargeable option.

Currently supported autoloaders:

  • ATL - All models
  • Breece Hill - All models
  • Cybernetics - All models
  • Exabyte 10e,10h,10i,210,440,480
  • ADIC VLS Series,800E, FastStor, all Scalars
  • Conner DiamondBack / 4586 / Python
  • Compaq 4/16 Autoloader
  • HP C1553, SureStore 12000e, C5151, C5153
  • IBM Magstar
  • Imation ITL-4215
  • Overland Data - All models
  • Quantum DLT2500, 2700, 4500, 4700, 7500, 7700
  • Qualstar - All models
  • DEC TLZ875, TLZ877, TLZ885, TLZ887, TLZ895, TLZ897, TLZ06L, TLZ07L, TLZ09L
  • Spectralogic 4000,9000 series
  • Sony TSL-7000, TSL-9000
  • StorageTek - All models

Q: How do I install UltraBac?
A: Go to Start\Run\[d:\]setup.exe

When given a choice of destination, keep at root level and on the OS partition.

Choose "Typical" installation.

Start Ultrabac by selecting "Start"/"Programs"/"UltraBac"/"UltraBac" from the task bar.

A prompt will ask you if you wish to start the BEI Scheduler. Choose YES if you wish to schedule unattended backups.

You will be prompted to create an account called ultrabac. You can use an existing account if the existing account has appropriate privileges.

Note: If you are installing UltraBac on a BDC and experience an error like "Unable to add log on as a service right to user ultrabac", you need to manually add this user right in UserManager\Policy\User Rights - Show Advanced user rights and select "Log on as a service" for that user. You then need to synchronize the entire domain through Server Manager, and stop and restart the BEI Scheduler through Control Panel\Services\

 

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