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internetnews.com: VERITAS Automates Disaster Recovery Software

Jan 12, 2004, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In keeping with its goal to automate data center environments as part of its utility computing strategy, VERITAS Software Monday said it has added rapid server recovery capabilities to its disaster recovery software.

"By automating the multiple, manual-intensive tasks required to restore a failed system, Bare Metal Restore technology helps companies bring their computer systems back up quickly in the event of downtime triggered by a system failure or disaster. The Mountain View, Calif. company's latest iteration of Bare Metal Restore, 4.7, automates the server recovery process, eliminating the need for an IT worker to reinstall operating systems or configure hardware by hand.

"The software has an 'external procedures' feature that allows administrators to create custom scripts within the data recovery process to speed the recovery of the database and applications. This is traditionally a separate step outside the data restoration process and performed by separate IT staff..."

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