2Agenda Avamar 6.1 Overview Extended Retention Overview New features Beta resultsPositioning/Use Cases/Pricing/LicensingPerformance metricsSizing GuidelinesExtended Retention OverviewFeature Overview (appliance and software)Comparatives between ADT/AST/ATO
3Avamar 6.1 Release Summary Avamar Management, Security & SupportabilityImproved management including LDAP/AD group authentication* more granular backup scheduling*, and node add/replace from the UI*Enhanced supportability including hardware fault detection in Avamar GEN4 switches* and clear/concise descriptions for new error/event codes*Improved encryption including client-server encryption using FIPS validated encryption*, key rotation for encryption of data at restPerformance & EfficiencyAvamar multi-stream expansion - for SQL, SAP, Sybase & Hyper-VData Domain – DD Boost Multi-stream for SQL, Oracle, Exchange, SAP, SharePoint, Sybase & Hyper-V; DD Boost single stream for DB2Increased client-server connection limit to at least 30 per node (A 16 node server should support 480 (30x16) connections)Avamar Server startup/shutdown performance improvementsImproved DT/LT SupportPrivileged users have more control over their policyAbility to specify that the last version of a file backup never be deletedQualify with IE 9 and Mac OS X 10.7Expanded Avamar Client SupportUpdated OS Support - Windows Disaster Recovery 64-bit ISO, CentOS 6, Debian 6, Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 & Apple OS X 10.7New Avamar SAP & Sybase ProtectionImproved DB2, Lotus and Oracle ProtectionImproved Microsoft Protection – Exchange federated backups, Exchange incremental backups, SQL Server 2011 (Denali) support, multiple SQL backup/recovery TCE improvementsSupport for Enterprise Vault 9.x/8.xCommand Line Interface (CLI) support for Application Plug-insVirtualizationVMware –Disk-level granularity to backup and restore, Universal image proxy, File level Restore from an Image-level Backup for Linux, Thin-provisioned recovery, Universal File Level Recovery (FLR) Proxy and Avamar management console command line interface (CLI) supportNew Hyper-V Protection – including image-level backups for image and file level recoveries, Avamar multi-stream & DD Boost support for performanceAvamar Extended Retention to Tape or VTLExport from Data Store to physical tape, Export from DD to physical tape, Export from Data Store to DD as VTL and Export from DD to DD as VTL
4Avamar 6.1 Release Management, Supportability, Encryption Avamar Server ManagementLDAP/AD group authenticationMore granular backup schedulingNode add/replace from the UIEnhanced supportabilityHardware fault detection in Avamar GEN4 switchesClear/concise descriptions for new error/event codesImproved encryptionClient-server encryption using FIPS validated encryptionKey rotation for encryption of data at rest
5Avamar Grid Performance Increased client-server connection limit from 18 to 27 per node means higher throughput and faster backupsIncreased total number of concurrent connections per Avamar grid so that a full 16-node grid can use all connections for maximum backup performanceFaster Avamar Server startupFaster Avamar Server shutdownWaiting on some performance numbers.
6Updated Data Domain Integration Primary Avamar ServerReplica Avamar ServerAvamar Backup ApplicationNAS…Avamar ClientsClient Backups, MetadataReplicationROBOMetadataNEWVMAll replication topologies are supportedManagementPhase 1:Exchange, SharePoint,SQL Server, Oracle,VMware imagesPhase 2:DB2, Sybase, SAP, Hyper-VDBAvamar Clients…DDADD BoostDatabase, VM Image BackupsReplicationSharePointMulti-stream supportAll client options are supported (e.g., granular level recoveries)Primary Data Domain SystemReplica Data Domain SystemNEW
7Multi-Stream Performance Faster backup throughput with Avamar multi-stream expansionAdded: SQL, SAP, Sybase & Hyper-VExisting: Oracle, Exchange, SharePointNew multi-stream support for faster backups to Data Domain systems through DD BoostSQL, SAP, Sybase & Hyper-VOracle, Exchange, SharePointFaster backups through multi-streaming.Added SQL, SAP, Sybase and Hyper-V for Avamar, which joins existing multi-threaded backups for Oracle, Exchange and Sharepoint.Now Data Domain can receive multi=streaming for all selected workloads as listed here.Note that there is still only a single stream for VMware Images and IBM DB2.(Also note that Lotus notes for DD will be added in 2013).
8New Features for Exchange & SharePoint Exchange Server 2010 DAG Federated BackupsExchange Incremental BackupRSG/RDB ManagementRetirement of Exchange Legacy Plug-inSharePointRetirement of SharePoint Legacy Plug-in
9Exchange DAG Federated Backups Preferred Server order list: MBX3, MBX2, MBX1
10New Features for SQL SQL Plug-in Enhancements Up to 4X faster backups and recoveriesvia multi-stream backups to Avamar Grids or Data Domain SystemsSupport for SQL Server 2012Including AlwaysOn Availability Group supportEnhanced SQL Backup & RecoverySkip or promote SQL simple mode DBs during incrementalsGUI based recoveries for SQL FileGroups & filesSQL ‘NORECOVERY’ & ‘STANDBY’ recovery optionsSimplified SQL database naming during recoveriesCLI support for backup & recovery operations
11New Features for Oracle Independent Log and DB backupsComplies with DBA requirements and common use modelsMultiple log backupsDB backup daily, weeklyCorrupted block detection for faster recoveryRestore specific good blocks to replace corrupted blocksFlashback Database RecoveryFast recoveries to any point-in-time, through the Avamar GUIDD Boost multi-stream support increases throughput for faster DB backupOracle: Log backups: many customers prefer to backup their database transaction logs more frequently than their actual database. As an example, backup the database once per day or perhaps every other day, but backup the log files every 2 or 4 hours – to free up primary storage space. With Avamar 6.1, we disassociate the backup of databases and logs; backups of db’s and logs can be scheduled and configured separately.Oracle: Corrupted bock detection & recovery: Oracle can detect its corrupted block, and Avamar 6.1 can recover only the corrupted blocks. There is no need to recover or rollback a tablespace or an entire database.Oracle: Flash recovery area integration: Flash Recovery Area (FRA) is a disk location used by Oracle for backup/recovery without the use of a backup software. Oracle manages the FRA itself, e.g. it retains the files only as long as they are needed for recoveries, etc. Avamar 6.1 offers integration with Oracle’s FRA, as it performs “usual” RMAN backup, but from the FRA area rather than from the Oracle database itself.Multi-stream to Avamar Data Store or Data Domain system.
12New SAP Support Fully Featured High Performance Backup via GUI Full, partial, incremental & logs“Hot” (on-line) and “Cold” (off-line)Fully Featured Faster Recovery via CLIFull, granular and logsRelocated restore (i.e. to different location or host)Multi-stream support increases backup performanceto Avamar Data Store and Data Domain SystemsActive/Passive cluster support for the enterpriseCan restore, from any host of the cluster, without knowing which physical host was used for backupSupport all versions of SAP (7.00, 7.10, 7.20)Supports all current versions of Oracle supported by all current versions of SAP BR*Tools which enables scriptingOS Support in-sync with SAP OS SupportSupports all current versions of RedHat, SuSE, Solaris and Windows, 32-bit and 64-bit supported by SAPWe offer first-class, feature-rich support for SAP environments.Broad coverage:*all* current versions of SAP7.00, 7.10, 7.20*all* current versions of SAP BR*ToolsSAP BR*Tools 7.00, 7.10, 7,20on *all* bitnesses of *all* versions of *all*l tier-1 OS’s32-bit and 64-bit for: RHEL 4, RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SuSE 10, SuSE 11, Solaris SPARC 9, Solaris SPARC 10, Win 2003, Win 2003 R2, Win 2008, Win 2008 R2*All* of the features below are offered on *all* SAP environments above:Customers can back the entire, or only part, or only the logs of the SAP environmentCustomers can shut down their SAP and back it up, or they can do their backups while the SAP is up and runningCustomers can perform their SAP backups via the standard Avamar GUI, and recoveries only via the CLICustomers can recover their entire SAP database, or do a Granular Lever Recovery of it (i.e. they can recover only a subset of what they’ve backed up)Customers can perform either single-stream or multi-stream backups and restores, to the Avamar Data Store and to a Data Domain systemActive/passive (failover) clustered environments, for SAP is supportedNon-English UTF8 SAP installations are supported.
13New Sybase Support Fully Featured High Performance Backup via GUI/CLI Full, partial, incremental & logs“Hot” (on-line) and “Cold” (off-line)Fully Featured Faster Recovery via GUI/CLIFull, granular and logsRelocated restore (i.e. to different location or host)Multi-stream support increases backup performanceto Avamar Data Store and Data Domain systemsActive/Passive cluster support for the enterpriseCan restore from any host of the cluster without knowing which physical host was used for backupSupport all versions of Sybase ASE (15.0.x, 15.5.x)OS Support in-sync with Sybase OS supportSupports all current versions of RedHat, SuSE, Solaris and Windows, 32-bit and 64-bit supported by SybaseWe offer first-class, feature-rich support -- for Sybase environments.Broad coverage:*all* current versions of SybaseSybase ASE 15.0.x, 15.5.xon *all* bitnesses of *all* versions of *all*l tier-1 OS’s32-bit and 64-bit for: RHEL 4, RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SuSE 10, SuSE 11, Solaris SPARC 9, Solaris SPARC 10, Win 2003, Win 2003 R2, Win 2008, Win 2008 R2*All* of the features below are offered on *all* SyBase environments above:Customers can back the entire, or only part, or only the logs of the Sybase environmentCustomers can shut down their Sybase and back it up, or they can do their backups while the Sybase is up and runningCustomers can perform their Sybase backups and restores via the standard Avamar GUI, or via the CLI – whatever works for them best.Customers can recover their entire Sybase database, or do a Granular Lever Recovery of it (i.e. they can recover only a subset of what they’ve backed up)Customers can perform either single-stream or multi-stream backups and restores, to the Avamar Data Store and to a Data Domain systemActive/passive (failover) clustered environments, for Sybase is supportedNon-English UTF8 Sybase installations are supported.
14Lotus & DB2 Plug-ins Lotus DB2 Recovery via CLI Internationalization DPF supportParallel servers for increased performanceGranular Level Recovery (GLR)Faster restoresEnable specific table to be restored instead of entire DBRecovery via CLIRelocated recoveryTo a different location or hostLotus: recovery via CLI: self-explanatory; you can recover from the command-line, in case you need extra power/flexibility.Lotus: I18N support: Lotus plugin now offers UTF8 support for Lotus environments, to the extent supported by the Avamar filesystem clientDB2: DPF support: DPF is DB’2 version of a “parallel server”, leading to increased performance. We now support these DB2 “parallel servers”.DB2: granular recovery: GLR is now an option in the Avamar recovery GUI. Customer can restore one or more tablespace, out of an entire database backup. Not only the recovery is faster than before, but the recovery/repair of the database is more targeted (e.g. if a table is deleted accidentally, and DBA realizes that 3hrs later, only the deleted tablespace has to be recovered whereas the rest of the database remains intact and it’s not rolled back to the time of the tablespace deletion).DB2: Recovery via CLI. This statement is incorrect, and it should be changed to “Backup and Recovery via CLI”. Sophisticated customers may prefer the flexibility and power of a Command Line Interface for the ad-hoc backups and restores. Other customers may have their own scheduler, to which they can plugin Avamar only if Avamar supports backups via CLI. As another user case, in the unlikely event that our GUI has a bug, customers want to fall back to a CLI interface. Avamar 6.1 now solves all these problems, by offering CLI support for both backup & restores.DB2: Relocated recover: A backed up database can be recovered to a different location on the same host, or to a different host (e.g. in case of disaster recovery).
15New Features for VMWare Faster recovery with file level restore from an image backup for LinuxDisk-level granularity to backup and restoreProvides flexible backup and recovery optionsBackup individual .vmdk and config filesMinimize backup and recovery windows by only protecting what is necessaryUniversal image proxy for easier management of mixed environmentsProtect both Linux and Windows VMs with a single proxyRestore both Windows and Linux files with a single proxy
16New Features for VMWare Thin-provisioned recoveryThin provisioned VMs are restored thin, as opposed to thickUniversal File Level Recovery (FLR) ProxyRestore both Windows and Linux files with a single proxyAvamar management console command line interface (MCCLI) supportDiscover clientsAdd new VM clients (vCenter/Proxy/VMs)Proxy configurationRecovery to the same VM (in-place)Recovery to new VM (out of place)
17New Hyper-V Support Full virtual server protection Guest level backup and recoveryApplication-aware protection for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, etc.Fine-grained recoveriesHyper-V Image backup and restoreDisaster recoveryComplete protection of virtual hard disk (VHD) filesRecover guests to alternate Hyper-V serversGranular Level Recoveries (GLR) from image backups in minutesIN-GUESTFrom a Avamar perspective you get all the benefit of deduplication, and a full range of backup and recovery services for Microsoft Hyper-V and Hyper-V R2. NetWorker targets everything you need to ensure complete recovery, including protection of Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs) as well as the operating system components—things like system state, data volumes, and the Hyper-V configuration database.In the parent partition or virtual server host—now called the management operating system—NetWorker leverages the Hyper-V VSS Writer to deliver disaster recovery for Hyper-V servers, capturing Virtual Hard Disk files that make up the Hyper-V guests and support all of the server platforms that Microsoft is shipping that support Hyper-V.NetWorker can also be used in the guest or child partitions to deliver application-aware backup with fine-grained recovery. In this case, in the guests, NetWorker application intelligence is leveraged to target application-consistent protection, which also delivers fine-grained recovery for applications.
18Windows Server Hyper-V Hyper-V Image BackupComplete Hyper-V ProtectionProtects OS, System State, Data Volumes & Hyper-V Configuration DatabaseFull Image Backups of Hyper-V Guests offering DR and granular protectionSupports all Hyper-V Guest Operating SystemsWindows Server 2008R2/2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP, SUSE LinuxLeverages Hyper-V VSS WriterQuiesces Windows OS and Applications within guest for OS & application consistencyNo requirements for in-guest Avamar softwareFlexible Hyper-V Backup OptionsSupport for stand-alone Hyper-V ServersFederated Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume CSV) BackupBackup to Avamar grid or Data Domain SystemsMulti-stream backups to Avamar grids or Data Domain via DD BoostVirtual MachinesAPPOSAPPOSAPPOSWindows Server Hyper-VPhysicalServer
19Federated Hyper-V CSV Backup Federated Hyper-V CSV Backup SupportScheduled VM backups from the CSV ClusterSupports live migration of VM’s to different Hyper-V CSV nodeFlexible CSV Backup SchedulingBackup all VM’s in the CSV clusterBackup Individual VM’s
20Hyper-V Image Recovery PhysicalServerVirtual MachinesAPPOSWindows Server Hyper-V
21Hyper-V Granular Level Recoveries (GLR) Avamar Hyper-V Granular Level Recovery (GLR) ProxyMount Hyper-V Image backups quickly from within Avamar & Data Domain savesets to recover guest level folders and files
22New Features for Desktop/Laptop Improved DT/LT SupportPrivileged users have more control over their policyPersistently override backup dataset and scheduleOption to specify that the last version of a file backup never be deletedPrevents backups from expiring during extended time off/leave of absenceChange tray icon color based on status of last backupSupport for cross Mac <-> Windows restoresOption to not backup on wirelessQualify DT/LT on IE 9, Mac OS X 10.7Add client type in Home stats to better track DT/LT installsSmall changesPreference to set default start page to search or browseNew property to disable restore from alternate computerLimit the number of on-demand backups per dayPrevent user from queuing multiple restoresPrivileged users have more control over their policyWhen enabled by the Avamar admin, users can change the dataset that gets backed up by scheduled backups. They can also change the scheduled start time, but remember, this really only controls when a backup job is ‘submitted’. If there are other jobs in the queue, this backup may not start immediately.Option to specify that the last version of a file backup never be deletedTo prevent a users backups from expiring, a backup must be run at least once before retention expires. This feature allows the admin to set a global flag to prevent the last version of each file from falling of the end, and supports long vacations or leaves of absenceChange tray icon color based on status of last backupThe icon will now provide a color coded indication of status, with green, yellow or red checkmarks super-imposed on the Avamar icon to represent success, warning or error.Support for cross Mac <-> Windows restoresOption to not backup on wirelessThis feature was implemented to support users who get charged for wireless usage. Since we are unable to differentiate between different wireless types (mobile phone vs WIFI) the user must be careful to set this properly to avoid significant phone bills.Qualify DT/LT on IE 9, Mac OS X 10.7Add client type in Home stats to better track DT/LT installsSmall changesPreference to set default start page to search or browseThis feature is to support customers used to navigation trees who would prefer to start with our browse interfaceNew property to disable restore from alternate computerThis feature is to support security conscious customers who do not want to allow restore from an alternate computerLimit the number of on-demand backups per dayThis feature is to prevent overloading the server because of too many on-demand backupsPrevent user from queuing multiple restoresThis feature is to prevent impatient users from queuing the same request over and over if a restore does not start immediately
24What is Avamar Extended Retention? An Avamar 6.1 feature allowing selected Avamar backups to be automatically exported to tape / virtual tape for long-term retention periods30-90 day retentionMulti-year retentionManagement UIAvamar ServerTape Library or VTLMedia Access NodeAll SW hosted on Media Access nodeAdministrative/monitoring UIStreaming engineLibrary managementRestore serverSolution is a read-only operation against Avamar – does not expire data on the grid (that is under exclusive control of Avamar)Export asks Avamar to generate a restore stream, streams it to target device without stagingagnostic to what backend Avamar device it is coming fromcontains all data (not deduplicated)written to target device in fully “re-hydrated” format (blind to what target device does with it (dedupe, encryption, etc)Restores are 2-stepImport reads data off tape into internal Avamar instance (Restore Server) within Media Access nodeRestoring to target machine performed through standard Avamar Administrator associated with Restore ServerDoes not involve original Avamar Server at allSW license included in Avamar licensesData StoreData Domain
25Scalability One Media Access Node supports up to five grids One Media Access Node supports up to eight devicesMedia Access Node
26Extended Retention Intuitive user menus and wizards Avamar AdministratorAutomated device discovery and configuration100% recovery of permissions, Access Control Lists and other attributes to ensure security is enforced as originally setSupports offsite restores for eDiscoveryREQUIRES AVAMAR 6.1ACL stands for “Access Control List”, a more powerful way to define who can read/write and do other things to a file or directory than the standard OS permissions. These ACLs are stored by the OS as extended attributes of a file, as are other attributes an OS may allow a user to use or define (such as Window’s ability to define certain properties of each file such as Author, etc. – right-click on a file and open “Properties” and see the list of attributes Windows supports). Backup products must handle these attributes and restore them accurately to honor security measures and other things using these attributes.SCSI-based libraries/robots & VTLs is a generic description of the salient characteristics of physical tape libraries we will support. A precise list will be in the Avamar 6.1 Compatibility Matrix doc, but this section alone is a dozen pages long.The Media Access node is a new node type in the Data Store Gen4 family – different from all others. There are a couple specs that could be relevant here – and that is the connector type and speed of the FC interface.