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Storix® System Backup Administrator Announces Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

San Diego – February 26, 2015 – Storix, Inc., providers of disaster recovery solutions for Linux and Unix systems, today announced the general availability of System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin) version 8.2.2.0, which includes support for the latest release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.

“From an operating system perspective, SUSE has been working very hard to advance their solutions beyond other Linux vendors.”, stated Rich Turner, SBAdmin Product Manager.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 is the first major Linux distribution to embrace btrfs as the default. Btrfs is the next-generation filesystem in use by enterprise-level installations such as Facebook and TripAdvisor. Not only can SBAdmin provide full-system protection for their mission critical systems, but also using our unique Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) process, production systems can be migrated to use btrfs.

Supported New SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Features:

  • BTRFS filesystem recovery and migration
  • Process and service management with systemd
  • Enhanced Grub2 bootloader support
  • Point-in-time backups of MariaDB databases

Darren Davis, SUSE director of ISV relations, said, “Storix’s support for our latest enterprise server solution is important as many SUSE customers have come to rely on the bare-metal recovery capabilities of SBAdmin to protect mission-critical applications running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.”

About SBAdmin
SBAdmin is the #1 provider of disaster recovery solutions for more than 2,000 Linux, AIX, and Solaris customers. SBAdmin provides Adaptable System Recovery (ASR), the ability to rebuild Linux/Unix systems from bare-metal, giving customers the flexibility to alter the configuration as needed to fit onto any hardware or virtual configuration.

SBAdmin v8.2.2.0 is available for free 30-day trial at: http://www.storix.com/free-trial

 
Storix® Announces Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

red hat backupSan Diego – August 26, 2014– Storix, Inc., providers of disaster recovery solutions for Linux and Unix systems, today announced the general availability of System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin) version 8.2.1.0, which includes support for the latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7.

“The RHEL7 boot process is significantly different from previous releases and we have worked very hard to ensure customers have the protection they need,” said David Huffman, President/CEO of Storix, Inc. “As a Red Hat Ready Partner, we have been working for some time to ensure our support was available soon after the RHEL7 release.”

Red Hat’s update to version 7 includes major changes to the low-level utilities and infrastructure of their Linux operating system. Most notably, Red Hat added the Docker implementation of Linux containers, which is set to replace traditional virtual machines. SBAdmin is designed to back up systems with Linux containers and provide flexible full-system recovery to dissimilar hardware using their unique Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) process.

Supported New RHEL7 Features:

  • Docker Linux containers
  • Process and service management with systemd
  • New network device management
  • XFS filesystem support
  • Grub2 bootloader support
  • Additional driver support available for RHEL7

Support for the latest RHEL7 also includes derivative distributions such as Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 and the popular CentOS 7. SBAdmin supports RHEL7 and derivatives on x86_64 and IBM Powerlinux.

 
Storix Security Alert for CVE-2014-0160

Storix Security Alert for CVE-2014-0160

Description
This Security Alert addresses security issues CVE-2014-0160 (US-CERT VU#720951) affecting software that uses OpenSSL libraries. See http://www.heartbleed.com, or http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/04/08/OpenSSL-Heartbleed-Vulnerability for more details.

Impact
The Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin) software is effected because OpenSSL libraries are statically compiled into the lightweight web server (lighttpd) used for the SBAdmin Web Interface (sthttpd daemon). The level of risk posed by this vulnerability depends on the level of access there is to the Web Interface. For example, if you are using the Web Interface behind a firewall within your local area network, then you may be less at risk then if the Web Server is accessible from the public Internet.

Solution
Storix strongly recommends that customers with the SBAdmin Web Interface configured to update their SBAdmin software to the latest release as soon as possible. If you are unable to update at this time, Storix recommends that you discontinue use of the Web Interface and alternately use the Graphical User Interface or Command Line Interface.

To un-configure the Web Interface, use the following command on the Admin System:

# stconfigweb –U

Supported Products Affected
The security vulnerabilities addressed by this Security Alert affect all Linux, PowerLinux, and AIX products with the SBAdmin Web Interface configured. This does NOT effect SBAdmin on Solaris SPARC or Solaris i386.

 
Storix® Releases System Backup Administrator Version 8.2

Update Includes Support for Latest TSM and Linux Btrfs


San Diego – February 27, 2014– Storix, Inc., makers of bare-metal recovery solutions for Linux, AIX, and Solaris systems, today announced the general availability of System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin) version 8.2.

This update includes integration with the latest release of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) v7.1. Customers who already incorporate SBAdmin’s bare-metal recovery capabilities to their TSM backup environments will have a seamless transition when they update to the latest release of TSM.

Also included in this release, SBAdmin 8.2 now supports the new Linux Btrfs filesystem, which is now available on newer Linux distributions. Users will be able to easily back up and recover systems utilizing Btrfs or migrate existing filesystems to Btrfs using SBAdmin’s Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) process.

Notable New Features

  • Support for Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1
  • Linux Btrfs filesystem support
  • Shared NFS server configuration
  • Ability to configure multiple system backup disks
  • Backup job calendar
  • Auto-terminate stalled backups


 

 
Storix® Improves Offsite Backup Management

San Diego – July 18, 2013– Storix, Inc., the leader in bare-metal recovery solutions for Linux and Unix systems, today announced the general availability of System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin) version 8.1.2.0.

This update introduces a major new feature to automatically copy completed backups to remote storage in order to simplify user’s offsite Disaster Recovery (DR) management. Unlike other backup products, SBAdmin users can easily manage multiple backup servers located offsite from the production datacenter. Whether sending backups offsite to a DR facility, secondary datacenter, or the cloud, customers can rest assure that their mission-critical systems are protected.

Also included in this release, SBAdmin 8.1.2.0 adds support for the latest releases of Oracle Solaris 10 & 11, SUSE Linux, Debian Linux, and guest Linux systems running in Microsoft Hyper-V and Oracle VM virtual environments.

New Features

  • Automated copy of completed backups to remote storage
  • Support for Solaris 11 Update 1 & Solaris 10 Update 11
  • Support for Debian 7 (Wheezy)
  • Support for SUSE 11 Service Pack 3
  • Additional driver support for Microsoft Hyper-V guest systems
  • Additional driver support for Oracle VM guest systems

About SBAdmin

SBAdmin provides Adaptable System Recovery (ASR), the ability to rebuild Linux, Solaris, or AIX systems from bare-metal, giving customers the flexibility to alter the configuration as needed to fit onto any hardware or virtual configuration. The power and flexibility of ASR greatly reduces downtime during disasters or planned outages, exceeding the user’s RTO. SBAdmin can also be used for provisioning/cloning of multiple systems and software storage alteration for improved system availability, recoverability and performance.


 
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