New software accelerates data backup, recovery

Enigma Data Solutions has developed PARS Backup, an extension to its Project Archive and Retrieval System (PARS) suite that automates the backup of application data from geotechnical, reservoir characterization, and office applications.

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HAMPSHIRE, UK -- Enigma Data Solutions has developed PARS Backup, an extension to its Project Archive and Retrieval System (PARS) suite that automates the backup of application data from geotechnical, reservoir characterization, and office applications.

The new software can automate the backup of complex oil exploration projects, while preserving structured database information, unstructured data files, and intra-project references, the company says.

Each application backup job is configured using a step-by-step wizard tailored to the application, so that all of the required data and decision information for each project is preserved. Once each application's backup is configured, the process is fully automated from a central administration point.

The software creates search index from application metadata that is used to quickly and accurately locate the correct project from a backup set. It is no longer necessary to spend time searching through backup sets and retrieving tapes from local or long-term storage.

The new product is cross-platform and supports Solaris, Linux, and Windows Operating systems. Its destination can be either disk or a broad range of tape and virtual tape storage solutions.

04/29/2009

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