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A new release of LiteSpeed for SQL Server will be out on August 4, 2014. Here's a quick preview of all the new features and enhancements. More detailed blog posts to follow:
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Today we announced the availability of two new backup appliances and the highly anticipated release of AppAssure 5.4.2. The newly launched solutions include the Dell DL1000, an AppAssure-powered purpose-built backup appliance optimized for use by small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as managed service providers, and the Dell DR2000v, a software-based virtual deduplication appliance optimized for use in remote office and branch office (ROBO) settings. In addition, the latest release of AppAssure data protection software solution features a series of upgrades, including the addition of cloud access management and archive-to-cloud capabilities, as well as expanded virtual machine support. The addition of the DL1000 and DR2000v allow to our portfolio allow us to address the challenges faced by our customers of all sizes and IT environments. The trio of releases further extends the depth and breadth of Dell Software’s growing portfolio of end-to-end data protection solutions.
For in-depth information on the new releases, you can follow this post. We will continue to update it with additional resources. As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts in our forums.
Dell Press Release and Blogs: Official Press Release
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AppAssure does provide a way for you to archive your data. But before I jump into that, let me back up just a minute and define what archiving is.
Here’s how TechTarget defines archiving:
Data archiving is the process of moving data that is no longer actively used to a separate data storage device for long-term retention.
Data archives consist of older data that is still important and necessary for future reference, as well as data that must be retained for regulatory compliance.
If you work in an industry governed by regulatory compliance (banking, healthcare, finance), you already have big reasons to archive. But archiving can also be used to move data out of regular rotation, so to speak, by putting it someplace where storage costs are low, and where it is out of the normal data protection schedule. Think tapes, low cost storage, or maybe even the cloud.
OK, so that’s archives 101. Before we can talk about how AppAssure does archives, we need to talk about how AppAssure backs your data up.
AppAssure takes frequent block-based backup snapshots (according to the protection policy defined) and are saved as recovery points to the repository on the AppAssure core. Each recovery point represents the ability to restore the agent machine to the point when the snapshot was taken. The more frequently an agent is backed up, the more granular the recovery point
The core can protect multiple servers. Storing all of those recovery points can get messy. Think about it:
Once the recovery points age out of retention policies, AppAssure allows you to archive them. All archive data is compressed, encrypted, and deduplicated.
You can send archives to just about any type of long term storage media
AppAssure creates archives by creating a copy of the repository, or a protected server or collection of protected servers, in a “flat file” format. What this means is that the archive is designed to be a file you can send to multiple long-term storage destinations.
This also means that the data in an AppAssure archive can’t be accessed until it is ingested into an AppAssure core. It doesn’t have to be the core that created the archive; the data can be ingested back into any AppAssure core.
That’s the basics of how AppAssure does archiving.