|CncOp™ Block Level Backups |
Healthy Servers are built on Carroll-Net’s patented CncOp™ Technology (pronounced sink-up). It’s a differencing engine that can perform an offsite backup sending only block level changes. This makes it possible to perform a FULL backup each night over the customers Internet to the Carroll-Net Datacenter.
|Your Choice: Agent or Agentless Backups|
Administrators have learned to be cautious about installing new server software. Hard won experience has taught it’s always new software that introduces instability in the careful balancing act that defines server management.
That’s why Carroll-Net offers two options – Agent or Agentless backups. Most of our customers select Agentless because it’s simple and requires no server resources. But for those customers with special backup needs, like backing up laptops and workstations, we offer an Agent. There’s no charge for the Agent and customers can choose to mix and match both options.
|“Encrypted Wire” Backups|
Sending data over the Internet can be risky business. Threats from hackers and competitors are scary stuff. That’s why all our customers receive “Encrypted Wire” technology with every Healthy Server. The embedded SSL/TLS encryption, ensure all data sent over the Internet is completely safe from prying eyes.
|Operating Systems We’ve Tested, aka “The Acronym Jungle”|
We know the importance of supporting customers without asking them to change, so our attitude is “if it’s networked, we’ll come up with a way to back it up”. Here’s a list of customer operating systems we back up today; Windows XP/Pro/2000/2003/Vista/2008, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, RS/6000 AIX, Novel 4.x/5.x, Mac OS-X, AS/400.
Occasionally, we’re asked to come up with ways to backup customers using alternate protocols. Here’s a list of alternate protocols we use with customers today; CIFS, NFS, HTTP/HTTPS, RCP/SCP, FTP, WebDAV and Rsync.
Some users seem to never cleanup old files. Ten year old pictures of family gatherings, hundreds of iTunes & YouTube downloads and every conceivable Internet program seem to find their way into their personal storage. If you’d like to stop all this from causing swollen backup times, we’ve got the solution – Regular Expression filters. You can write your own filters, or just tell us what you want to block and our engineers will write the filters for you.
|Deep Path & Long Filename Backups|
Gone are the days of 8 character filenames. Modern filenames are often the length of full sentences. Carroll-Net Healthy Service takes full advantage of cutting edge Unicode technology, and will backup long and deep paths – up to the NTFS 6.0 limit of 32,767 characters. And because Healthy Server’s use Unicode, character sets like those used in Chinese and Japanese servers are no problem either.
|64-Bit File Size Backups|
If predictions about computing teach one lesson, it’s that big is never big enough. To handle “off the scale” growth, Healthy Server backups are designed to handle files sizes up to 64-bit’s. That’s 16 exabytes of information in a single file. The quote below put’s this in context:
"…Five exabytes, as it happens, is equivalent to all words ever spoken by humans since the dawn of time…"
source:2003 New York Times article: http://tinyurl.com/5v5l7y
Customer Internet and power outages can interrupt backups. To combat this, Healthy Server’s include Resumable Backup technology. If an interruption happens, when it’s over, the server will pick up right from where it left off and finish sending the backup to the Carroll-Net Datacenter.
|Backup Multitasking |
All Healthy Servers are built for speed with the mission being to get backups offsite as fast as possible. Occasionally, Healthy Servers will be asked to backup something large, say in the 10’s or even 100’s of gigabytes. To make sure these large files don’t slow down your other files, the Healthy Server employs a Backup Multitasking engine.
The multitasking engine utilizes a round-robin sharing model, that gives every file some time. This technique ensures all files are given a chance to get back to the Datacenter quickly. The result is a fair sharing of your nightly backup window.
|PeekFast™ Large Backup Job Support|
Large backup jobs pose a unique challenge for Backup systems. Just cataloging all the information can be a challenge, often requiring hours of work. To address this, Healthy Servers employ PeekFast™ technology. PeekFast™ can typically catalog 1 Million files in a breezy 10 minutes.
|Executive Backup Scheduler|
For backups you can rely on, Carroll-Net provides an executive backup scheduler. It ensures customer backups happen on-time, every day without fail. And it’s expressive configurability can capture an unlimited range of schedules; hourly, daily, weekly even yearly backups – if you need them to happen on time, the executive scheduler will get it done.