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[20090916] Article: Arkeia Network Backup Version 8.1 General Availability
From the article: ``Arkeia Software, a worldwide provider of backup and disaster recovery software, today announced general availability of Arkeia Network Backup Version 8.1. The release offers features to simplify backup management of hosted platforms, including multi-tenant servers. The release is designed for hosting providers that seek to generate revenue by offering backup services to their customers. For more information visit: http://www.arkeia.com/r/version8.1.

[...] New with Version 8.1 is support for AIX 6, Fedora 11, NetBSD 5.0, OpenBSD 4.5, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Microsoft Windows 7. Arkeia Network Backup protects data on more than 150 platforms, including virtually all Linux and Windows platforms, as well as AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Irix, Macintosh, Netware, Solaris, and VMware. ''

See the article and the Arkeia homepage for a lot more information!

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[20060308] Article: Datensicherung - Strategien und Techniken für NetBSD
Stefan Schumacher gave a presentation about strategies and techniques for backup, (titled "Datensicherung - Strategien und Techniken für NetBSD" in German language) at the Chemnitz Linuxdays.

A paper (PDF) and the presentation slides are available.

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[20060302] More interviews: derMouse on real-time backups & Manuel Bouyer on Xen
Two interviews that may be of interest:
  • der Mouse interviewed on real-time backups:

    derMouse developped a real-time backup system, where change to your local filesystem are automatically propagated to a backup server. In this interview, derMouse tells about his idea, how it works, and how cool it is.

  • Manuel Bouyer on NetBSD/xen integration:

    Manuel Bouyer was interviewed on his work integrating the Xen virtual machine monitor to NetBSD. The interview gives an overview of why Xen is so good, how it can be used in the administrator point of view, and what kind of work Manuel had to do in order to have it running on NetBSD.



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[20050428] NetBSD: Live disk backup
der Mouse has developed a system to intercept block read/write operations in disk drivers (wd, sd) in realtime, and mirror them over a network to a remote process which will then write the blocks back to disk. Regardless of the filesystem used, this will allow a live backup of a "hot" disk, and if data rate gets too high to transfer blocks (as disks are a bit faster than networks today ;), the system will fall back to making a list of blocks that need backup, and will process them when system load's down again later.

The code is already available for NetBSD 2.0 (and 1.4T, for those still running it 8-), and der Mouse will also present the system at BSDCan 2005. (Pity I didn't have time to accept the invitation when I asked to come to BSDCan :(). Anyways, see the README file to get more information!

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