Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – April 25, 2008 – Developer of near-continuous data protection products for Linux and Windows, R1Soft, has released a new version of its CDP Server product that introduces a quick and easy Windows Server restore, using Linux Live CDs.
R1Soft’s new Bare-Metal Restore process does not require Windows Pre-Execution or Remote Installation Services and is a first of its kind. R1Soft provides its customers a bootable Linux Live CD ISO image compatible with most popular Windows Server storage and network devices. Administrators can initiate a restore by simply inserting the CD, powering on, and then selecting a point-in-time virtual full backup to restore from in the R1Soft CDP Server web interface.
David Wartell, Vice President of R1Soft, a subsidiary of BBS Technologies noted, ”Bare-Metal Restore has been a real thorn in the side of software makers when it comes to Windows servers. It has proven difficult to boot Windows without using a hard disk for restore. Windows PE, for example, requires a separate Windows license for every instance that is booted and is very complicated and time consuming just to get it to work. The nearest alternative is RIS, and that can take days to get working, especially in a large data center. With our new release of CDP for Windows, we have finally solved the problem. Bare-Metal Restores on Windows servers from disk backups can now be completed by simply inserting a CD in the tray.”
Previously, before any data could be restored, Windows server administrators had to first re-install the Windows operating system and any backup software. Recent Bare-Metal Restore alternatives, such as products released by vendors like Symantec, IBM, and EMC, still require the customer to use either the Windows Pre-Execution Environment (Windows PE) or Windows Remote Installation Services (RIS) during restores. Windows RIS and PE can be complicated processes and these systems add hours of wasted time during a critical server restore.
R1Soft also supplies media and configurations for DHCP and TFTP servers to allow Windows Server restore over the PXE network boot protocol supported by all modern network interface cards. R1Soft has previously been offering Bare-Metal Restore in its CDP for Linux product.
Recently, R1 Soft showcased its products and True Granular Restore technology at this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s MySQL Conference and Expo, held April 14-17 in Santa Clara, California. At the largest gathering of MySQL developers, users, and database administrators. This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s show provides an opportunity for R1Soft to educate the MySQL community about its Continuous Data Protection software for MySQL database servers. R1SoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s database backup technology, True Granular Restore, is the first of its kind for MySQL, allowing developers and administrators the ability to restore individual tables to original or alternate locations using an easy-to-use web interface.
At the largest gathering of MySQL developers, users, and database administrators. This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s show provided an opportunity for R1Soft to educate the MySQL community about its Continuous Data Protection software for MySQL database servers. R1Soft’s database backup technology, True Granular Restore, is the first of its kind for MySQL, allowing developers and administrators the ability to restore individual tables to original or alternate locations using an easy-to-use web interface.
R1Soft’s MySQL data protection product is the only product capable of MySQL hot backups for both MyISAM and InnoDB table types. The technology provides a complete server backup and allows databases to be backed up as often as every 15 minutes, without interrupting or slowing down a busy production database in any way.
The 2008 MySQL Conference and Expo brought over 1,600 open source and database enthusiasts together to harness the power of MySQL and celebrate the huge MySQL ecosystem. Peers and experts from a wide variety of companies and countries will gather at the MySQL Conference and Expo, to discuss and learn from some of the leading visionaries in the open source world.
Founded in 2003, R1Soft is a provider of disk-based backup solutions. The company’s customer list includes some of the world’s largest hosting providers. R1soft products provide Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for over 85,000 mission-critical Linux and Windows servers worldwide. In November, 2007 R1Soft was acquired by BBS Technologies, Inc.
For more information about R1Soft and Continuous Data Protection, please visit: www.r1soft.com.