What is ActiveImage Protector™ Linux for RDX?
ActiveImage Protector™ for RDX, backup solution designed to use RDX QuikStor / QuikStation appliances, was collaboratively developed by
Actiphy, Inc. and Tandberg Data Japan Inc. The combined use of ActiveImage Protector™ with RDX QuikStor / QuikStation targets enables you
to provide an affordable disaster recovery solution in the event of a computer system failure, natural disaster, a fire accident, virus infection,
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Image file based backup
ActiveImage Protector™ backs up your entire machine, including the OS, configured settings, data files and applications in one image file and save it in local RDX. When disaster strikes, select a backup image to quickly restore for a fast and complete recovery.。
Saving backups in RDX cartridge and keeping in offsite safe place
ActiveImage Protector™ 2018 for RDX is featured with automated backups stored in RDX cartridge. The removed cartridge should be saved in an offsite safe places(ending it to a remote site and saving in a fire-resistant and water-proof vault.). In the event of a system failure, you can quickly restore the backup file in RDX cartridge in remote site to reboot the system.
Automatically eject RDX cartridge on a specific day of a week upon completion of a backup task
A cartridge including one full backup and incremental backups created in a week (an image set) is replaced with a new one once a week.
RDX Cartridge Autoloader Mode
The combined use of RDX QuikStation disk autoloader mode enables to automatically rotate RDX cartridge.
Save storage space with IDDC
Our Inline Data Deduplication Compression (IDDC) goes beyond simple compression. By excluding redundant blocks of data, backup images are much smaller in size, reducing storage demands. Deduplication occurs during the backup process (not post-backup) and has very limited impact on backup and restore time! You do not need to purchase an optional tool or an expensive storage offering Deduplication feature. No special configuration settings or operation are required.
Live Backup of MySQL on Linux
ActiveImage Protector™ offers image-based backup of live MySQL databases without needing to shut MySQL down, ensuring consistency of data in the backup.
GUI provides tools for efficient operations
GUI provides dashboard window enabling real time monitoring of the status of tasks, logs, schedules and disk information. Backup/ Restore wizards windows makes the software operation more intuitive.
Linux Based Recovery Environment
Perform faster disaster recovery and cold back-ups with ActiveImage Protector™’s Linux based boot environment (AIPBE) on DVD. AIPBE is built based on CentOS. This enable to recognize the latest device to use.
Boot Backup Images Instantly using HyperBoot™
Use our free HyperBoot™ add-on to boot ActiveImage Protector™ backup mage files as a fully functional virtual machine in only a few minutes in local and remote Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, VMware Workstation Pro / Player, Oracle VirtualBox. HyperBoot™ serves as an interim replacement server to bridge the gap between disaster and recovery.
ActiveImage Protector™ Server for RDX
ActiveImage Protector™Linux for RDX
ActiveImage Protector™ for RDX is developed in collaboration with Tandberg Data.
RDX of Tandberg Data is a removable disk-based storage system that backs up and restores at blazing speed. The RDX series is designed to meet the data storage needs in small to medium businesses in a cost-efficient manner.
Without the need for expertise, the pocket-size disk media can be taken to an offsite location for a data storage routine.
It is recommended to use Server for RDX and Linux for RDX on their respective operating systems.
One license is required per physical server, without limitation to the CPU or the size of backup source volume.
Without disposing of the source physical machine and using ActiveImage Protector’s P2V to migrate to a hypervisor, an additional license is required for daily backup of the migration target machine.
We offer special pricing to government offices and educational institutions. Please contact us to find out if your institution qualifies.
ActiveImage Protector™ for RDX is optimized for Tandberg Data’s “RDX QuikStor / QuikStation” which can be purchased from Data Storage Inc.
Pentium 4 or above Main Memory:
1024MB is required. (2048MB or above is recommended for ActiveImage Protector Boot Environment)
Hard Disk Space:
800MB or more of available hard disk space is required at setup.
– 10% of available space in the respective volumes for change tracking to take snapshots and incremental backups.
– To run backup tasks using the Deduplication Compression feature, reserving 1% or more of the total data of the backup source for saving the temporary working files in a volume that should not be included in the backup source is required. DVD-ROM Drive:
Required to install the product and boot up the ActiveImage Protector Boot Environment.
- ActiveImage Protector Linux Edition supports only x86_64 architectures.
- Only the root user, or users belonging to the “Wheel” group can run the ActiveImage console. To run the console as a non-root user, run the following command in the terminal. # sudo /opt/NetJapan/AIProtector
Operating SystemRed Hat Enterprise Linux:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 – 8.2 (x86_64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 – 7.8 (x86_64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 – 6.10 (x86_64)
CentOS 8.1 – 8.2 (x86_64)
CentOS 7.0 – 7.8 (x86_64)
CentOS 6.0 – 6.10 (x86_64)
If the necessary modules are not set up in the environment before setting up this program, the “yum” or “rpm” command is required to set up the RPM packages.
- Please refer here.
Parallel ATA, Serial ATA (including eSATA), SCSI, SAS, iSCSI, SAN (Fibre Channel), USB, FireWire (IEEE 1394), network shared folders compatible with file sharing SMB/CIFS protocol, and NFS（shared folders of Windows OS and Samba）
- Backup cannot be directly saved to CD-R or DVD-R, etc., and tape devices.
Support File System
XFS, Linux Ext2, Linux Ext3, Linux Ext4, XFS, Linux Swap, Linux LVM (volume group and logical volume), Linux RAID
- Linux RAID is not supported if RAID is configured by using dmraid.
- Bare metal recovery of Linux RAID by using mdraid is not supported.
- For backup image files for file systems other than the above, a full sector backup is created.
Windows console for remote management capabilities
The ActiveImage Protector Linux Edition comes with the ActiveImage Console which provides remote management capabilities and operates ActiveImage Protector installed on Linux systems from a Windows OS even when X Windows is not configured. For a more detailed settings and procedures, please refer here.
ActiveImage Protector Boot Environment(Linux)Main Memory:
1GB (2GB or above is recommended)
Needed to install, boot, or start up the ActiveImage Protector boot environment. Others:
System requirements for Deduplication feature are as follows:
- A volume with available space of 2.5% or more of the total volume size of the backup source as the working area to back up using deduplication other than the storage space for backup image files.
- CPU: Dual core processor or above (recommended)
- Main Memory: 8GB or above (recommended)
- Intel Itanium（IA-64）based systems are not supported.
FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, Linux Ext2, Linux Ext3, Linux Ext4, Linux Swap, Linux LVM, XFS
- The above file systems on MBR and GPT disks are supported.
- The above mentioned file systems of virtual disks on Storage Space configured with Windows 8 or later are supported.
ATA, SATA, eSATA, SCSI, iSCSI, USB, FireWire (IEEE 1394), SAS, SAN (fibre channel), network drive, Network shared folders compatible with file sharing SMB/CIFS protocol (shared folders of Windows OS and Samba)
- Please refer here to check how to use iSCSI.
- SAN (fibre channel) can be used only when the driver is loaded in the boot environment.