The Makers of FDR®

INNOVATION Data Processing Announces
Expanded Support for FDR/UPSTREAM's Rescuer

Innovation Data Processing, a market leader in storage management products, has announced a powerful addition to the FDR¨/UPSTREAM¨ Storage Management Tool. FDR/UPSTREAM is a complete storage management backup and restore solution with Disaster Recovery. The latest release of FDR/UPSTREAM introduces the UPSTREAM Rescuer, a Stand Alone System Recovery facility for Intel Linux systems.

The UPSTREAM Rescuer is a stand alone system recovery facility for Intel Linux, SuSE zLINUX and Solaris systems. UPSTREAM Rescuer allows administrators to completely restore a system from data that is saved in FDR/UPSTREAM without separate system backups. FDR/UPSTREAM's Rescuer provides this essential system recovery supplement because it is completely integrated into FDR/UPSTREAM. The UPSTREAM Rescuer when unleashed, in the event of a disaster, runs under the distributor's Linux disaster recovery facility. Employing that systems network communications and disk access, UPSTREAM Rescuer can recover a user's entire system, including their Linux system boot disk, file systems and device drivers as well as all their application programs and data files.

It can accomplish this by using the technology in FDR/UPSTREAM that includes in the file-level backup all file types in the system. This involves FIFOs and device files that complement UPSTREAM's support for all other UNIX file types (hard links, symbolic links). UPSTREAM incorporates in the backup, knowledge of file system demarcation points and other information about each of these file systems. It's easy and simple-to-use since all of this information is incorporated transparently in the backup with no special setup or consideration. One simple file specification /* is all that is required to backup the entire system with the system fully online.

The UPSTREAM Rescuer can recover a user's entire system, including their Linux system boot disk, file systems and device drivers as well as all their application programs and data files.

FDR/UPSTREAM provides extensive support for all existing Linux file types including hard links, symbolic links, owners, single file systems, Resier file systems as well as ext2, ext3, XFS, GFS, and remote NFS attachments. FDR/UPSTREAM is a complete storage management solution for corporate data distributed across a heterogeneous network. FDR/UPSTREAM provides enterprise-wide storage management for a variety of platforms including Novell¨, Windows, Linux, UNIX Servers and Workstations using the z/OS® or OS/390® MVS mainframes as the backup server.

The Linux Rescuer disaster recovery facility complements FDR/UPSTREAM's extensive and comprehensive features such as backup/restore, file transfer, file migration, non-disruptive online database agents and disaster recovery vaulting with centrally administered profile policy management.

Innovation with this release once again demonstrates its superiority in product design and implementation. With a worldwide customer base and 30 years experience in backup, restore, hierarchical storage management and disaster recovery, Innovation is internationally recognized for non-disruptive backups and its inventiveness in this market segment.