ARCserve 2000 gives network managers the option of a SAN serverless backup

ARCserve 2000 gives network managers the option of a SAN serverless backup

ARCserve 2000, an upgrade of Computer Associates International Inc.'s data-protection software, has an option for serverless backup across storage area networks.

The software also scans for viruses so that it won't restore infected copies of backed-up files at a later date, said Peter Malcolm, CA's senior vice president for storage business management.

ARCserve users 'are typically seeing storage capacity double every 12 to 18 months,' Malcolm said. 'They certainly aren't able to increase their administrative staff at the same rate.'

SANs reduce the LAN traffic but add another layer of hardware complexity for administrators to deal with, Malcolm said. ARCserve 2000's optional serverless backup for SANs transfers files from users' hard drives directly to tape, he said.

CA revamped ARCserve's graphical interface and gave it the ability to protect the Active Directory of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Component Object Model+ databases.

Also new in ARCserve 2000 is support for SAP R/3 from SAP America Inc. of Wayne, Pa., and CA's own Ingres databases, Malcolm said.

ARCserve 2000 for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT starts at $695 for the single-server workgroup edition and $1,395 for the multiple-server advanced edition. The serverless backup option is $1,195.

CA has an upgrade program for current users of the company's ARCserveIT software, Malcolm said.

Contact Computer Associates at 516-342-5224.

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