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System Backup for IBM PowerLinux

Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin) is the only system backup and recovery software supporting flexible full-system backup and bare-metal recovery for Red Hat and SUSE Linux running on IBM's new PowerLinux Systems (formerly System p and Linux on Power).


A common question for those migrating from AIX or other UNIX operating systems to Linux is, "How do I perform DR on Linux?" or

"Where is my mksysb for Linux?"

With SBAdmin, you get more than just the command line utilities of mksysb or sysback. You get a complete backup management system that allows not only bare-metal recovery of your PowerLinux Red Hat and SUSE systems, but regularly scheduled filesystem and directory backups.

SBAdmin is the leader in Adaptable System Recovery (ASR). This allows for restoration of the entire system (operating system and user data) onto same or different system or disk configurations (referred to as hardware migration or cloning). Because it is file-based backup rather than a disk image, you can perform individual file restores.

No other backup utility, not even AIX mksysb or TSM Sysback, has all the system backup and disaster recovery features and flexibility of SBAdmin. Storix first introduced SBAdmin for AIX in 1999, providing the most reliable system recovery, cloning and hardware migration for IBM RS/6000 systems available. Support for all Linux on Power distributions was added in 2004. We KNOW IBM Power! Unlike a restore from mksysb for AIX, SBAdmin bootable backup tapes for PowerLinux can also include data volume groups other than the root volume group.

SBAdmin supports systems running virtually all Linux distributions, including Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Debian, and Ubuntu). Backups can be written over the network to disk or tape as well as to locally attached storage.