The ARCserve product is pretty darn good at backing up the system....so
I wouldn't worry about the product....you or the person in charge should
explore the www.CAI.com website and locate all necessary component
updates for the ARCserve product. Your company should also look at the
Disastor Recovery Component of ARCserve.....this along with a complete
server backup makes a complete server recovery very easy...simple has
just loading a couple of boot disks and following the instructions.
ARCserve is a Enterprise Network backup solution and works very well.
Just goto the job status window, right click on the server computer and
then click properties....note the different versions and build no's of
each ARCserve component.......then goto the www.CAI.com website and look
at all of the updates that may or may not apply to your ARCserve
components. Talk with CAI tech support for further assistance....they
are not to bad.
Take care and good luck with ARCserve.
Posted At: Monday, January 11, 1999 2:27 PM
Posted To: admin
Conversation: ArcServe versus Seagate for reliable back-ups?
Subject: Re: ArcServe versus Seagate for reliable back-ups?
Thanks everyone for your imput on this matter....
I've also had many personal emails - the majority favouring Seagate over
ArcServe.... Unfortunately, the choice is out of my hands....
I agree with Elton's comments and have tried to explain this to the
organisation that I am contracting for. They seem totally against
they claim, (this is one individual), that they have had enormous
with it in the past. I absolutely love Seagate and have personally found
very reliable - epsecially its SQL plug-in.
I think it is a case of someone having made a decision to go with
and now not wanting to backtrack on the matter. Interestingly, the tape
backups have now been placed in the charge of a guy who only started
week and who, up until that point, had never done a tape backup in his
before.... This is a major American financial institution by the way....
Have fun, be happy.
>Very quickly, I too face this dilemma as to which is better....I've
>told that BE is easier than AS to install/work out/maintain etc, so our
>company standard is BE. However, I do have AS running on one of the
>and it seems to work well, though a little difficult (in my opinion) to
>>Can anyone provide information on the following in regard to backing
>>Information Store on Exchange 5.5?
>>From what I've read the Information Store is a live database much in
>>same way as databases are on Microsoft SQL server. The thing with
>>SQL databases is that, in effect, they need to be shut or locked
>>reliable back-up can take place. Microsoft has its own way of doing
>>However, SEAGATE provide a very good add-in to their BACKUP EXEC
>>which accomplishes this very well. I notice that there is a similar
>>for BACKUP EXEC for Exchange 5.5. This is the only back-up software
>>have seen that claims to assist in reliable tape back-ups for the
>>Information Store. So, my question(s) is this....?
>>How does ArcServe compare with Seagate when it comes to reliable tape
>>back-ups of the Information Store? Does ArcServe have anything 'extra'
>>that is aimed towards Exchange 5.5 or is ArcServe just a good system
>>for backing up WINNT - period?
>>I ask this as I am concerned about a company which I have just begun
>>for? I don't think, perhaps wrongly, that they really understand tape
>>back-ups and I am not certain that they are reliably backing up their
>>Information Store on 5.5? It could all end in tears ?
>>Any information gratefully received.