Shadow Protect Server
Among the biggest challenges companies face is how to maximize business continuity and avoid business disruption following a server failure or data loss. StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Server provides fast and reliable data backup, protection, disaster recovery, and system migration to get servers online or data recovered as quickly as possible following a disaster.
Data is the lifeblood of any business, and ShadowProtect is trusted by IT professionals worldwide to back up not only their Windows operating systems (such as Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2012), but also their Windows business productivity systems such as Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Office Communications Server, Microsoft CRM, Commerce Server etc.
ShadowProtect Server takes a full server backup to local hardware or to the cloud, and then seamlessly takes incremental backup as often as every 15 minutes thereafter. These incremental backups are FAST and automatic, continuously occurring in the background.
ShadowProtect Server is able to restore data such as a lost file up to and including the entire system to a previous point in time should a data loss occur. For example accidentaly deleted files, data corruption (such as a virus) or complete failure (such as a hard drive malfunction). Restoration can occur to the same system, or entirely dissimilar hardware and/or to and from virtual environments. Bare metal recovery ensures the entire system is restored, right down to the last minor program preference and setting.
Administrators love how easy it is to manage ShadowProtect Server. The management console is simple to use and gives you the tools you need to centrally manage your point-in-time backup images and restore them in a matter of minutes. The easy-to-use management console allows you to simultaneously push install ShadowProtect to all your Windows servers from a central location and view the backup status of all protected Windows servers in your organization. In addition, ShadowProtect Server provides you with VirtualBoot™ technology – for failover to a virtual server – as well as a virtual converter to convert ShadowProtect backup images into virtual machines.
ShadowProtect Server backup software provides the following benefits:
- Bare metal restore to dissimilar hardware or to and from virtual environments
- Centralized backup administration from a management console
- Verification and re-verification of backup images
- VirtualBoot technology for quick failover to a virtual machine
- Converter tool to convert to .VHD or .VMDK
- Automatic backup of your entire system
- Granular recovery of individual files and folders in moments
- Simplified migration to new Windows servers
- Scheduler for automatic full and incremental backups
Backup – Fast and reliable disk-based backup that captures full, differential and incremental point-in-time backup images of your entire system. This includes the operating system, applications, configuration settings and data. Schedule full and incremental backups for automatic protection of everything on your Windows desktops and laptops.
Recovery – ShadowProtect provides rapid recovery a number of ways: full bare metal recovery through a bootable recovery CD; recover to similar hardware; or recover to dissimilar or virtual environments with Hardware Independent Restore (HIR).
File and Folder Recovery – Quickly browse to specific files and folders in your point-in-time backup images to perform granular recovery of your data.
VirtualBoot – Right-click any ShadowProtect Server's point-in-time backup image and automatically boot it as a virtual machine.
Virtual Converter – Take a ShadowProtect Server's point-in-time backup image and convert it to a .VHD or .VMDK.
Management Console – ShadowProtect's management console allows you to simultaneously push install ShadowProtect Desktop to all of your Windows desktops and laptops. Check the status of your system backups, import or export system information and create groupings for simplified management.
Verification – ShadowControl ImageManager also verifies and re-verifies backup image chains to ensure that your backup images are in a known good state for fast and reliable recovery should a disaster occur.
Notification – Track the status of backup jobs through the notification tools in ShadowControl ImageManager. This features allows you to set e-mail and SMTP configurations so you can be notified of backup job success and failure automatically.
Consolidation – Automatically consolidate backup image files with ShadowControl ImageManager. This minimizes backup storage consumption and streamlines backup image.