COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES
StorageCraft Technology Corporation –Leading the Way to Safer Computing
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STORAGECRAFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. StorageCraft,
ShadowProtect and ExactState and the StorageCraft and ShadowProtect logos are trademarks of StorageCraft
Technology Corporation. Other product and company names mentioned herein are or may be the trademarks of the
respective owners.
ShadowProtect Desktop Edition Overview
ShadowProtect Desktop Edition supports Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home and XP
Professional. This version provides automatic online backup for desktops and laptops while you
work. ShadowProtect Desktop Edition provides a simple view to restore files and folders from an
existing backup image file. The StorageCraft Recovery Environment CD provides the ability to
recover systems, even from bare-metal in minutes.
ShadowProtect Server Edition Overview
ShadowProtect Server Edition supports Windows 2000 Server / Advanced Server and Windows
Server 2003 Standard / Web / Enterprise. This version provides automatic online backup for
Windows servers. The StorageCraft Recovery Environment CD provides the ability to recover
entire systems, even from bare-metal in minutes rather than hours. The StorageCraft Recovery
Environment also provides cold state backup, remote control features and network configuration
tools to save or restore backups to any attached storage device such as USB, Firewire, NAS,
SAN or any network location.
ShadowProtect solutions protect your entire system including:
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The Windows operating system
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Configuration and personal settings
Critical data
Utility partitions
ShadowProtect has the ability to restore your system to exactly the way it was prior to a system
failure.
Competitive Advantages
Integrated ShadowProtect Management Console
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connecting to a remote node on the network, all the features and functionality of ShadowProtect
are available to the remote user.
With the network view exposed, you can do the following:
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Connect to a node
Disconnect a node
Add a node
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Review the properties of a node
StorageCraft Technology Corporation –Leading the Way to Safer Computing
©2004-2006 StorageCraft Technology Corporation. All Rights Reserved. This brochure is for informational purposes only.
STORAGECRAFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. StorageCraft,
ShadowProtect and ExactState and the StorageCraft and ShadowProtect logos are trademarks of StorageCraft
Technology Corporation. Other product and company names mentioned herein are or may be the trademarks of the
respective owners.
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Figure 1 –ShadowProtect User Interface
The ShadowProtect interface provides easy-to-use wizards for automatic online backup and simple restore of files, folders
or an entire system. The integrated network view provides remote management of all ShadowProtect agents.
Volume Snapshot Manager and Sector Tracking –Incremental Backup
ShadowProtect Server and Desktop Edition’
sunique volume snapshot technology tracks sector
level changes from one scheduled point-in-time backup to the next. This provides a very fast and
efficient method for backup because the incremental backup consists of only the sector changes
that have taken place between point-in-times. These point-in-time backup files can be
compressed and encrypted to minimize storage consumption and maximize security. Incremental
backups can be consolidated to simplify backup image management.
Online Server and Desktop Point-In-Time Backup
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volumes on a system. These backup image files can be saved in a compressed and/or password
encrypted format. Full or incremental point-in-time backups can be scheduled for automatic
system protection as often as every minute. Server downtime is completely eliminated and the
backup window is no longer a problem since you can take backups anytime of the day or night.
StorageCraft Technology Corporation –Leading the Way to Safer Computing
©2004-2006 StorageCraft Technology Corporation. All Rights Reserved. This brochure is for informational purposes only.
STORAGECRAFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. StorageCraft,
ShadowProtect and ExactState and the StorageCraft and ShadowProtect logos are trademarks of StorageCraft
Technology Corporation. Other product and company names mentioned herein are or may be the trademarks of the
respective owners.
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Active Backup Image Files
ShadowProtect backup image files are mountable as drive letters or mount points, both for readonly or read-write access. This flexibility allows scanning, sharing, updating or even working from
a backup image file. They can also be shared as a network share for file and folder restore by the
end user.
Because a mounted backup file looks just like the original volume, end users can quickly use
Windows Explorer to search, find and recover files. When the backup image file is mounted as
read-only, files can be copied from the backup image file without the ability to change the original
back image file. File and folder restores become a simple drag and drop operation.
Writable Backup Image Files
ShadowProtect is the only online backup and disaster recovery product that offers a writeable
backup image. There are some clear advantages in having a writeable backup image file:
1. When mounted as a volume, administrators can run standard applications against the
backup images. Products, such as SRM utilities can run reports directly against the
backup image file instead of the real volume. The production servers will not see any
performance hit since the scans can be done by mounting them on another system.
2. Before restoring a backup image file, the administrator may decide to add additional files
and folders or remove them. This removes the need to create a brand new full backup
every time minor changes are made to the original backup image file.
3. The administrator is not limited to only scanning a backup file for viruses, but can also
remove the virus from the backup completely and update the existing backup image file.
Enhanced Backup through Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS)
The Windows (VSS) framework provides an infrastructure that enables third-party storage backup
programs, applications and the operating system for the most reliable backup and recovery.
ShadowProtect Server and Desktop are both a Backup Requester and software Snapshot
Provider to VSS. This enables ShadowProtect to use the existing volume snapshot found in XP
and 2003 without installing additional drivers. For enhanced backup features such as rapid
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Flexible Backup Options
ShadowProtect provides three methods for taking backups. This gives administrators the ability
to choose which backup type is best in their organization. The three backup types are:
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StorageCraft Technology Corporation –Leading the Way to Safer Computing
©2004-2006 StorageCraft Technology Corporation. All Rights Reserved. This brochure is for informational purposes only.
STORAGECRAFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. StorageCraft,
ShadowProtect and ExactState and the StorageCraft and ShadowProtect logos are trademarks of StorageCraft
Technology Corporation. Other product and company names mentioned herein are or may be the trademarks of the
respective owners.
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2) Hot backup using Microsoft VSS –This type allows administrators to take full backups
using the VSS framework and Microsoft volsnap.
3) Cold backup from the StorageCraft Recovery Environment –Create cold state backups
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operating system, applications, configuration settings and data within minutes. Within the
recovery environment, we allow you to not only restore systems, but also back them up. This is
useful in a number of scenarios:
1) If the system is unable to boot, StorageCraft allows you to back that system up before a
destructive restore could destroy valuable data
2) ExactState backups, which are backups of volumes that are offline, can be taken when
the best possible backup or cold backup is required.
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Traditional Methods
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Figure 2 - Bare-metal recovery
StorageCraft ShadowProtect can perform bare-metal recovery in minutes. Administrators can simply boot to the
StorageCraft Recovery Environment using the recovery CD and restore systems quickly and reliably.
StorageCraft Technology Corporation –Leading the Way to Safer Computing
©2004-2006 StorageCraft Technology Corporation. All Rights Reserved. This brochure is for informational purposes only.
STORAGECRAFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. StorageCraft,
ShadowProtect and ExactState and the StorageCraft and ShadowProtect logos are trademarks of StorageCraft
Technology Corporation. Other product and company names mentioned herein are or may be the trademarks of the
respective owners.
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StorageCraft Backup and Recovery Solutions
ShadowProtect Server Edition –Fast and reliable online backup and bare-metal recovery
for Windows servers.
ShadowProtect Desktop Edition –Fast and reliable online backup and bare-metal recovery
for Windows desktops and laptops.
ShadowProtect IT Edition –Complete backup and recovery without installing any software.
Conclusion
StorageCraft ShadowProtect solutions provide fast and reliable system recovery and data
protection for your enterprise. St
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ShadowProtect solutions provide clear advantages to ensure your systems and data are
protected.
Take the Next Step
If you would like to evaluate one or all of the ShadowProtect solutions, you can download a fullfeatured trial version at www.storagecraft.com . Volume pricing and licensing is available for
enterprise, OEM, government, education and non-profit organizations.
StorageCraft Technology Corp. –Leading the Way to Safer Computing
StorageCraft provides innovative security, disaster recovery and data protection solutions for
servers and PCs. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security
and stability for systems and data and lower the total cost of ownership for servers, PCs and
laptops.
Company Address:
StorageCraft Technology Corporation
180 West Election Road, Suite 230
Draper, Utah 84020
Phone:
Fax:
Web:
General:
Sales:
801.545.4700
801.545.4705
www.storagecraft.com
contactus@storagecraft.com
sales@storagecraft.com
StorageCraft Technology Corporation –Leading the Way to Safer Computing
©2004-2006 StorageCraft Technology Corporation. All Rights Reserved. This brochure is for informational purposes only.
STORAGECRAFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. StorageCraft,
ShadowProtect and ExactState and the StorageCraft and ShadowProtect logos are trademarks of StorageCraft
Technology Corporation. Other product and company names mentioned herein are or may be the trademarks of the
respective owners.
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