Intelliguard combines Java, SIDF, NDMP

Intelliguard combines Java, SIDF, NDMP

At last month`s InfoStor Conference, Intelliguard Software demonstrated a data protection solution that uses a Java application downloaded over a network, running on a Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) Server. The server was managed by Intelliguard`s BudTool backup and retrieval software, using the System Independent Data Format (SIDF) tape format.

The demo was based on a Solaris host with BudTool acting as the NDMP control station, connected over a LAN with another Solaris server acting as the backup client. The Java application was downloaded to the backup client, and controlled the movement of data from the file system to a DLT7000 tape drive. NDMP separates the control of backup and recovery from the data transfer operations.

Separately, Intelliguard recently announced local data backup and retrieval support for EMC`s Celerra File Server, formerly the Symmetrix Network File Storage (SNFS) server. Local backup and restore increases backup performance by reducing network traffic. The NDMP protocol is embedded in Intelliguard`s BudTool software and the Celerra Data Access in Real Time (DART) operating system.

Intelliguard focuses on network-attached storage (NAS) solutions, and was the co-developer with Network Appliance of the NDMP specification.


This article was originally published on April 01, 1998