NovaStor upgrades tape software, releases backup beta

Posted on July 01, 1999

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NovaStor upgrades tape software, releases backup beta

Last month, NovaStor announced immediate availability of NovaXchange 2.0 and NovaBackup for Windows NT Server. Tape-handling and data-exchange software, NovaXchange 2.0 provides data migration from legacy architectures to Windows systems. Version 2.0 adds a TAR/CPIO plug-in, which enables users to read/write those particular tape versions. The TapeCopy Plug-In allows users to make several tape copies in one pass. These plug-ins add to the software`s ability to read and write from a variety of formats, including fixed-length, IBM or ANSI variable length, as well as undefined tape formats.

NovaBackup for Windows NT Server addresses backup needs of Windows NT servers and workstations. NovaBackup features include virus-protected and encrypted client or single-server backups, as well as the NovaBoot disaster-recovery tool to accelerate restores from days to minutes. The software also provides integrated backups and additional commands.

The standard NovaXchange package is $795, and the TAR/CPIO and TapeCopy plug-ins are $595 and $395 extra, respectively. NovaBackup has a MSRP price of $149 ($89 if downloaded from the NovaStor Web site).

Earlier, NovaStor released beta version 3.0 of its NovaNet-WEB backup software package, which enables network administrators to back up data stored on desktops and laptops.

The latest version provides more administrator control, reduces storage requirements and adds regular "invisible" backups. This feature provides the ability to schedule periodic backups, transparent to the end user.

NovaStor also integrated the Windows NT Performance Monitor with the 3.0 release. The NovaNet-WEB Server enhances monitoring for administrators by exposing more than 25 data points that can viewed immediately or over a period of time.

The 3.0 final version is expected to ship this month. A 100-user license, including the client and server software, will be $4,195.

www.novastor.com.


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