NetApp Promises Search and Recovery in a Snap
Network Appliance, Sunnyvale, Calif., has released a search and recovery tool for online backup data. SnapSearch and Recovery software eliminates the time and cost issues of recovering single files by indexing online backup data for rapid search and recovery.
The product allows IT help desk, end users and business users to access a Web-based interface to rapidly search from any location using file names, wild cards, data ranges and key words to recover files stored on Network Appliance systems distributed across the enterprise.
“One challenge faced by customers with hundreds of online backups is that the IT help desk or users normally would see hundreds of versions of a file they are looking to recover,” notes Manish Goel, VP and general manager of enterprise data management at Network Appliance. “For example,” he continues, “a user may search and find a file, temp.ppt, that has 100 online backup copies where only four versions are unique. Now, SnapSearch and Recovery software quickly shows (graphically) the user the four unique versions of the file, so the IT help desk or the end user need not search through all 100 copies.”
The product is integrated with the Information Server 1200 platform and with the suite of Network Appliance Snapshot technologies.
SnapSearch and Recovery features advanced search and recovery; Boolean, wild card and date ranges based on file attributes and key words contained within files; centralized search across data centers and remote offices; tight integration with Network Appliance data protection products; Snapshot type; specific Snapshots; capture of additional metadata; Snapshot time and type; number of duplicate files and unique versions; IT security requirements compliance; the ability for end users to search and recover their own files; and flexible security for the IT help desk to recover end user files.
Pricing for the product is $60,000 per system per node. Multiple systems may be deployed depending on the number of online files that need to be searched.
For more information, go to: www.netapp.com
Mar2006, Software Magazine