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The Problem
Traditional Microsoft® SQL Server backup and recovery management creates dilemmas that can affect service levels and cause unnecessary IT cost and complexity. Backups typically require production SQL Server application resources for extended periods of time and may be disruptive to users. Recovery from tape is time consuming and complex. Disk-based backup and recovery speeds operations but can be expensive with full-disk copy technologies, especially when many or frequent points of recovery are needed. IT is forced to choose between performing fewer backups and spending more for storage.
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The Solution
3PAR Recovery Manager for Microsoft SQL Server intelligently creates and manages SQL-aware snapshots. Administrators can quickly restore SQL databases or non-disruptively back them up to tape. Since 3PAR Recovery Manager for SQL is built on 3PAR Virtual Copy—a copy-on-write utility that supports hundreds of reservation-less, non-duplicative read/write copies of a given volume—scores of snapshots can be kept online economically, allowing for extended or frequent SQL Server recovery points. With 3PAR Recovery Manager for SQL Server, IT Administrators can quickly recover a SQL Server database to a known point-in-time, speeding up a variety of operations including the rapid application recovery of the production SQL Server.

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3PAR Remote Copy Integration
In a world where information must be available at all times, it is critical for IT managers to protect and share corporate information. The ability to replicate data to remote locations in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible is a must, whether for data migration, distribution, or protection. By utilizing the asynchronous 3PAR Remote Copy feature, users can safely perform data replication to a secondary site and ensure the data is consistent for recovery purposes. For example, if there was a fire or earthquake at a particular location, all of the data stored there could be lost unless a backup copy is maintained somewhere where the data can be recovered. 3PAR Remote Copy can prevent this kind of disastrous scenario. When using 3PAR Remote Copy, two InServs are utilized: a primary which is used for production, and a secondary that is used for backup purposes. The primary InServ can be located at one site and the secondary InServ can be located at another location. When disaster strikes in one location, there is always a backup at the secondary site.
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Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Integration
3PAR Recovery Manager for SQL Server works intelligently with Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service, a Microsoft standard interface for creating online, application-consistent point-in-time copies. Administrators enjoy the safety of a standardized interface while gaining the flexibility to perform backups faster and more easily than previously possible for SQL Server databases. The powerful combination of 3PAR Recovery Manager, 3PAR Virtual Copy, and Microsoft VSS delivers an integrated, online and non-disruptive backup and recovery system that simplifies data management for Microsoft SQL Server.

Veritas NetBackup from Symantec Integration
3PAR Recovery Manager for SQL Server delivers fast, reliable backup to tape and recovery staging to disk (from tape) through integration with Veritas NetBackup™ from Symantec™.

The Elements
• Microsoft® SQL Server 2000, 2005 on Windows® Server™ 2003 • 3PAR Recovery Manager for Microsoft SQL Server. Includes 3PAR VSS Provider for Microsoft® Windows® Server™ 2003 • 3PAR InForm® Operating System, version 2.2.2 or greater • 3PAR Virtual Copy • 3PAR InServ® Storage Server

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