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Posted: 23 Jan 2007

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Backup Express Version 2.3
Backup Express Novell / NetWare / Linux

Product Overview

Backup Express supports any combination of UNIX, Linux, Windows, Novell Open Enterprise Server, NetWare and NDMP/NAS in a SAN; performs backup of all data directly across a Fibre or iSCSI network; dynamically shares all tape drives; and controls this single enterprise environment with a single catalog and easy-to-use GUI.

Features and Capabilities

  • Heterogeneous snapshot, image and rapid recovery options
  • Backs up data directly across Fibre Channel or iSCSI networks
  • Single catalog across entire enterprise
  • Cluster backup support
  • Backup through Novell Shared Management Services (SMS)
  • Backup to disk or tape
  • SAN management with dynamic allocation across platforms
  • Parallel/concurrent backups
  • Advanced cluster support-active-passive and active-active clustering
  • Support for LTO (Linear Tape-Open) drives
  • Wide assortment of supported media vendors (see list at

OES Compatibility

OES Component Compatibility Description
OES NetWare Supported as a device server (host for NAS or SAN) or as a client (file backup)
OES Linux Supported as a master server (management, catalog, scheduling), device server or client
NSS Volumes Supported on OES NetWare and OES Linux - Restore to either system
GroupWise Supported on OES NetWare and OES Linux - Message-level restores from backed-up post offices
eDirectory Supported on OES NetWare and OES Linux - Incremental backups of eDirectory and at the database or disk level
OES 2 Planned support

Installation Tips

  • Manage Server installs on Novell Open Enterprise Server - Linux (not NetWare) or Windows, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX or Linux
  • Target Service Agent (TSA) must be loaded on every NetWare node to be backed up
  • Backup Express Client must be installed on every NetWare node
  • Management interface requires a Windows workstation with Internet Explorer
  • Peripheral support for most SAN, NAS, disk, tape, library and switch vendors


Overview of Solution Architecture and Integration

Backup Express's distributed architecture allows it to back up to any device in the network, while maintaining a single central catalog for the entire enterprise. Backup Express can attach tape drives, as well as large automated libraries, at any server on the enterprise; dynamically allocate drives within a SAN; keep sensitive data off the network; and allow online backups of large database servers.

Heterogeneous environment with Novell Open Enterprise Server (NetWare, SUSE), GroupWise and other resources.

Novell Certifications

Backup Express is YES Certified and supports Novell Open Enterprise Server - NetWare and Novell Open Enterprise Server - Linux as well as NetWare 5.1 and 6.0 clusters, including automatic failover on 6.0.

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