1 PRODUCT SCENARIOS BEST-IN-CLASS DISASTER RECOVERY FOR WINDOWS SERVERS StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server and ShadowProtect Small Business Server provide fast and reliable disaster recovery, data protection and system migration to get servers online as quickly as possible. ShadowProtect Server provides the following benefits: Rapid recovery from bare metal, to dissimilar hardware, or to and from virtual environments. ImageReady technology to automatically mount and validate backup image files. Granular recovery of individual files and folders in moments. Ability to boot any ShadowProtect image as a VM with VirtualBoot. Windows Server 2012 support. Automatic backup of SQL, Exchange and other critical applications. Converter tool to convert to.vhd or.vmdk. Hardware Independent Restore technology. Simplified migration to new Windows servers. Scheduler for automatic full and incremental backups. StorageCraft ImageManager to automatically consolidate backup image files. The flexible recovery options in ShadowProtect Server allow you to improve your Recovery Time Objective (RTO) by reducing the time your systems and data are offline. Minimizing your RTO helps you avoid the consequences of a break in business continuity, which in turn, helps you to maximize profits. The following scenarios will show you how ShadowProtect Server can help you in various situations.
2 USE CASE 1: BARE METAL RECOVERY Scenario: A massive storm wipes out the power at your headquarters for 36 hours. Your backup generator is supposed to provide power to keep critical systems going like your Web, Exchange and file servers. But there was a lag before the generator kicked in and all of the systems shut down. You re able to get most of the servers back up, but as always seems to happen in emergencies like this, one of your file servers crashed. Desired Solution: Recover the entire server with minimal downtime. How ShadowProtect Server Can Help: With ShadowProtect Server, you can restore the entire server quickly and easily, rather than taking many hours or even days to get things up and running again. Restoring from disk-based media is much faster than restoring from tape. Plus, you don t have any additional steps loading the operating system and applications before you add your data. It s all right there in your backup image file. Simply load the bootable recovery CD, run the StorageCraft Recovery Environment, locate your point-in-time backup image file and restore your server including operating system, applications, services, and data. USE CASE 2: DISASTER RECOVERY Scenario: A flood wipes out your main offices. Desired Solution: Recover your servers and get them running again following a catastrophic failure. How ShadowProtect Server Can Help: With ShadowProtect Server, you can restore all of your Windows servers, even if your hardware is damaged beyond repair. That s because StorageCraft Hardware Independent Restore (HIR) technology makes it possible to restore your server backup images to brand new hardware, even virtual servers. Plus because ShadowProtect Server can take backup images up to every 15 minutes throughout the day. This means that your Recovery Point Objective (RPO) the age of data you could restore when the disaster happens could be less than 15 minutes. Now you can get your business running again, and have your RPO at 15 minutes or less, even if your offices are temporarily closed. Add in offsite backup: With ShadowProtect Server you have the option of backing up both locally and to the cloud, whether that s your own data center or the StorageCraft Cloud. If there is a flood at your main office and your local backups are lost, then you can feel secure knowing that your backup copy is safely stored in a remote, offsite location. If you choose StorageCraft Cloud Services, simply follow the same steps to restore offsite as you would to restore locally, and your business will be back up and running in no time. You might even use StorageCraft Cloud Services to spin up one or more virtual machines (VM) from your latest backups and run your servers from the cloud while you rebuild your main office.
3 USE CASE 3: GRANULAR RECOVERY OF FILES AND FOLDERS Scenario: The boss accidently deletes an important document from the file server and needs it in 10 minutes. Desired Solution: Recover the missing document quickly and easily. How ShadowProtect Server Can Help: ShadowProtect Server allows you to perform granular recovery of individual files and folders there s no need for a separate data backup of your server. You simply right click on the ShadowProtect backup image file (the last backup taken before the boss deleted the file), mount the image as a drive letter on the network, browse to the missing folder and file, and then drag and drop it to the production server. Or you can mount the backup image file as a network share and empower the user to find their files and retrieve them. USE CASE 4: TESTING YOUR DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN, NEW APPLICATIONS Scenarios: You want to test your disaster recovery plan and ensure that your server data is recoverable. You want to test whether a new application is compatible with your server environment. Desired Solution: Routinely check the viability of data recovery on your server. Easily check whether new applications are compatible. How ShadowProtect Server Can Help: A widely-used feature in ShadowProtect Server is StorageCraft VirtualBoot technology. VirtualBoot technology allows you to right click on any ShadowProtect backup image file and boot it into a virtual environment using Oracle s VirtualBox technology. To verify the integrity of your disaster recovery plan and ensure that all your systems and data are available in the event of a catastrophic failure, simply VirtualBoot any ShadowProtect backup image. This ShadowProtect feature allows you to verify that your server backups are in a good state should a disaster occur and you need to completely recover your server and data. It only takes a few minutes to VirtualBoot a server, even a multi-terabyte volume, so you can perform this check quickly and easily. When you want to test a new application, simply VirtualBoot a recent ShadowProtect backup image file and install the application on the new VM, adding the application to the VM replica of your production environment. This way you can test new applications without introducing them into your production server environment and without the need to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars for a test lab. You can know whether the new application works using the same data and environment conditions you have on your production server. USE CASE 5: CONSOLIDATE AND VERIFY BACKUPS Scenarios: You want to simplify the management of your backups automatically, while maintaining the integrity of your disaster recovery plan. Desired Solution: Minimize the number of backup images you need to manage, while controlling the amount of disk space used for your backups. How ShadowProtect Server Can Help: ShadowProtect Server includes a program called StorageCraft ImageManager which allows you to manage and maintain the integrity of your backup image chains. Once you ve set up your backup schedule in
4 ShadowProtect Server, open StorageCraft ImageManager and set it up to collapse your backup image files into daily, weekly and monthly files. These consolidated files are easier to maintain, and in the event of a catastrophic failure, ShadowProtect Server does all the work for you, allowing you to easily access the correct point in time where you d to restore your data. In addition, StorageCraft ImageManager will automatically verify and re-verify the backup images to ensure they re still in a good state. If there is ever a problem, such as hard drive failure or a missing image file, StorageCraft ImageManager will alert you to the problem. You can even set up notifications so that StorageCraft ImageManager will send you an when there is a problem. USE CASE 6: AUTOMATICALLY VALIDATE SHADOWPROTECT BACKUP IMAGES Scenario: You monitor and manage multiple servers and you need a convenient and automated process to verify the health of those servers and their backup images. Desired Solution: Automatically validate existing backups and to run scripted processes against those servers with an notification tool to you the results of those scripts. How ShadowProtect Server Can Help: ShadowProtect Server includes StorageCraft ImageReady technology, a tool which automates your backup validation process. Simply create a schedule to automatically mount backup images using ImageReady. Then run pre-made script templates against these mounted images to validate the backup or test data and application integrity. ImageReady can you the results and log files of your scripted processes making monitoring multiple servers a breeze. USE CASE 7: CENTRALLY MANAGE SHADOWPROTECT DEPLOYMENT Scenarios: After testing backup solutions, you ve determined ShadowProtect is the fastest, most reliable backup solution to protect your server environment. Now you need to install the ShadowProtect agent on each of your servers across your entire network environment. Desired Solution: Install the ShadowProtect agent to each server silently while maintaining ongoing management capabilities, without having to visit each machine individually. How ShadowProtect Server Can Help: The management console in ShadowProtect Server includes a Management View. This allows you to have a single view of all of the machines in your environment that are running ShadowProtect, as well as the ability to push install the ShadowProtect agent to your Windows servers. With this new install option, you can simultaneously install to multiple machines without ever having to leave your workstation. In addition, you can download the free StorageCraft ShadowControl CMD, which allows you to check the status of all of your system backups, plus create different groups so you can simplify your backup monitoring process.
5 For Additional Information For additional information about ShadowProtect Server please visit: StorageCraft ShadowProtect is a part of the StorageCraft Recover-Ability solution. To learn more, visit 1. Backup 4. Recover 2. Replicate 3. Manage Infographic - StorageCraft - Recover-Ability StorageCraft Technology Corporation S. Election Road, Suite 100 Draper, UT U.S.A. Copyright 2013 StorageCraft Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. This publication is for informational purposes only. STORAGECRAFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN THIS PUBLICATION. StorageCraft, ShadowProtect, ShadowControl, intelligentftp, ShadowStream, and HeadStart Restore names and logos are registered trademarks and ImageReady, CMD, VirtualBoot, Hardware Independent Restore, Recover-Ability, and ShadowCloud names and logos are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corporation. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
STORAGECRAFT SHADOWPROTECT 5 SERVER/SMALL BUSINESS SERVER PRODUCT BRIEF 1 THE CHALLENGE OF BUSINESS CONTINUITY Maximizing business continuity while minimizing business disruption can be especially challenging
Backup & Recovery Back up fast, recover faster Introducing the awardwinning data, applications and systemsrecovery solution for physical and virtual environments. StorageCraft offers a suite of software
1 CASE STUDY: CHARTEC, LLC STANDING OUT FROM THE HERD When your company mascot is a zebra with multi-colored stripes, it s easy to guess how important it is for you to distinguish yourself from the rest
STORAGECRAFT, WESTERN DIGITAL, AND NEX-TECH Fighting IT Fires 1 THE RIGHT TOOLS PREVENT DISASTER What do systems engineers and firefighters have in common? For starters... They re always on call and ready
ShadowProtect IT Edition User Guide Page 1 1. ShadowProtect IT Edition User Guide............................................................................ 3 1.1 ShadowProtect Overview..................................................................................
VirtuousIT Ltd 1 Table of Contents 1 Introduction 3 The Data Explosion 3 The Importance of Rapid System Recovery 3 2 The VirtuousIT Solution 4 3 RecoveryShield - Solutions 5 Large Business 5 Small Medium
Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Next Generation Physical, Virtual, Cloud Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Data Protection Solution from Acronis An Acronis White Paper Copyright Acronis, Inc., 2000 2011 Table
May 2013 Page 1 This document answers frequently asked questions regarding the Emerson system Backup and Recovery application. www.deltav.com May 2013 Page 2 Table of Contents Introduction... 6 General
FIVE LESSONS ABOUT DISASTER RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE SANDY 1 DISASTERS HAPPEN On Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy tore through the eastern coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to the New Jersey
CCC Technologies, Inc. 700 Nicholas Blvd., Suite 300 Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 877.282.9227 www.ccctechnologies.com Online Backup Solution Features Introduction Computers are the default storage medium
Symantec Backup Exec 12 for Windows Small Business Server Premium and Standard Editions Comprehensive data protection and system recovery for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Today s small businesses
Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows Small Business Server Premium and Standard Editions Comprehensive data protection and system recovery for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Overview Symantec
1221 John Q. Hammons Drive Madison, WI 53717 P.O. Box 44966, Madison, WI 53717 P: 608.826.2400 TF: 800.366.9091 F: 608.831.4243 www.sva.com Introduction Computers are the default storage medium for most
Pros 4 Technology Online Backup Features Introduction Computers are the default storage medium for most businesses and virtually all home users. Because portable media is quickly becoming an outdated and
Microsoft Corporation and HP Using Network Attached Storage for Reliable Backup and Recovery Microsoft Corporation Published: March 2010 Abstract Tape-based backup and restore technology has for decades
EMC NetWorker Version 8.2 SP1 Server Disaster Recovery and Availability Best Practices Guide 302-001-572 REV 01 Copyright 1990-2015 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Published in USA. Published January,
Remote Data Backup Introduction Computers are the default storage medium for most businesses and virtually all home users. Because portable media is quickly becoming an outdated and expensive method for
EMC Retrospect 7.5 for Windows Backup and Recovery Software Data Protection for Small and Medium Business EMC Retrospect backup and recovery software delivers automated, reliable data protection for small
NETGEAR ReadyRECOVER Offsite Data Protection: Replication Overview and Configuration Guide Table of Contents NETGEAR ReadyRECOVER Offsite Data Protection... 1 Table of Contents... 2 ReadyRECOVER Introduction...
Introduction Small and medium businesses (SMBs) need to keep their businesses up and running just as much as larger companies. Yet they are challenged by several limitations when seeking out a solution
One Stop Data & Networking Solutions PREVENT DATA LOSS WITH REMOTE ONLINE BACKUP SERVICE Prevent Data Loss with Remote Online Backup Service The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration states that
PARTNER BRIEF: IS ONLINE BACKUP RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?........................................ Is online backup right for your business? Eight reasons to consider protecting your data with a hybrid Who