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UltraBac Enlists FTP Servers, Tivoli in Backup Solution

UltraBac Software refreshed its flagship UltraBac 7.0 backup and restore software on Tuesday with a point release that adds support for using FTP servers or IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager as storage devices.

UltraBac 7.02 also includes an Exchange 2000 Agent for incremental and full backups of local and remote mail servers with single mailbox backup and restore options and an Oracle Agent for hot or cold backups of Windows-based Oracle database servers.

To use the FTP capability, an administrator enters the FTP server's address as the backup path and UltraBac pushes a compressed data stream to the FTP server. The feature is designed to help organizations store data offsite or to centralize data from remote site backups.

In allowing users to target Tivoli Storage Management, UltraBac plays to its own strengths in backup and restore on Windows while relying on Tivoli's sophisticated management of the backup media. UltraBac achieves this by adding an UltraBac Tivoli Storage Management Device to UltraBac 7.02.

The incremental improvements add to changes made in version 7.0 of UltraBac, released in April as the first major overhaul of the product since the company started targeting Windows NT backup and restore in 1993. The overhaul involved recoding the entire tool as a DCOM application, complete with agents, push technology, data compression and internal speed improvements, said UltraBac CEO and founder Morgan Edwards.

"We're betting the farm on the 7.0 series to take us from where the 6.2 left off and to propel us forward from being a $5 million company," Edwards said.

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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