This enables the possibility of LAN-free backup
, an important function of storage systems and their backup devices.
* LAN-Free Backup
: Reducing the Backup Window and Sharing Storage Resources
VERITAS BackupExec (NT/Netware) and NetBackup (NT/Unix) offer LAN-free backup
, backing up data to tape using the SAN topology instead of LAN resources.
The cluster can be separated by as much as ten kilometers (6.2 miles) IBM's SAN Fibre Channel Managed Hub creates high-speed interconnections for such applications as high-availability clustering, storage consolidation, and LAN-free backup
This Fibre Channel RAID product is a component to Zzyzx Peripheral's scalable Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions, featuring data clusters, data sharing, LAN-free backup
, and, in the future, server-less back-up.
This brings us to our next advancement: LAN-free backups
. It's essentially a return to the locally attached tape drives of ten years ago, with the addition of centralized scheduling, reporting, and indexing, making it much easier to manage.
The IP SAN system will utilize the customer's existing Ethernet and IP infrastructure and the TCP/IP skill sets of its IT technicians, enabling enterprise storage planners to consolidate distributed storage resources, control rising storage costs and implement LAN-free backups
and restoration, in addition to comprehensive disaster recovery practices.
This feature delivers on the promises of shared storage and LAN-free backups
between NAS- and LAN-based data.
In the main site, the company had three NetWare 6 cluster machines in the SAN, and they were looking for LAN-free backups
of those NetWare 6 cluster machines.