What is ActiveImage Protector™ ?
Whether you’re using a Windows or Linux based system on a physical or virtual machine, Hyper-V or VMware, Actiphy’s ActiveImage Protector™ is the only solution needed to protect those systems.
Image file based backup (supports LVM)
ActiveImage Protector™ backs up your entire machine, including the OS, settings, data files and applications, and access rights into a single image file. When disaster strikes, select a backup image to quickly restore for a fast and complete recovery. Linux edition supports backing up and restoring LVM volumes.
Ensure full-state recovery
ActiveImage Protector™ backs up your entire hard disk including the operating system in a single operation. In the event of a hardware failure, the system can be restored to a different physical machine or a virtual machine.
Faster and smaller backup with Smart Sector™ technology
ActiveImage Protector™’s Smart Sector™ technology only backs up the used sectors on a disk, resulting in faster backup and smaller backup files.
Save storage space with IDDC
Our Inline Data Deduplication Compression (IDDC) feature eliminates duplicate data while simultaneously compressing it, resulting in a significant reduction in backup storage requirements. An included advanced option, IDDC has no impact on backup processing time. No additional deduplication hardware or software purchase is necessary.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.
Fast Incremental Backups
ActiveImage Protector™ includes a self developed change tracking driver that enables us to track the changes that occur on a volume incremental backups. Fast and efficient incremental backup includes only sectors that have changed from the last backuping saving you both process time and storage space.
Live Backup of MySQL
ActiveImage Protector™ offers image-based backup of live MySQL databases without needing to suspend MySQL, ensure the data in the backup is consistent.
Cross platform Linux/Windows GUI
A cross platform graphical user interface that supports both Windows and Linux (X Windows) platforms. The GUI provides simple and easy access to ActiveImage Protector™ʼs features and settings across both platforms. CUI/CLI are supported.
Linux Based Recovery Environment
Perform a disaster recovery quickly and run cold back-ups with ActiveImage Protector’s Linux based boot environment (AIPBE) on DVD or USB media. The AIPBE is built on CentOS to recognize the latest devices for use in recovery on dissimilar hardware.
Boot Backup Images Instantly using HyperBoot™
Using our real-time virtual conversion technology, HyperBoot bypasses the lengthy, resource intensive, and cumbersome physical to virtual conversion process, and boots the backup as a virtual machine in minimal time. Changes made while running the virtual machine from a backup are saved as differential files. A proverbial “Spare Wheel” for recovery, migration testing, repair, or upgrading prior to actual deployment.
ActiveImage Protector™ Server Edition
ActiveImage Protector™ Linux Edition
ActiveImage Protector™ is an image based backup solution that supports physical and virtual Windows environments. ActiveImage Protector™ backs up and restores a server on a public cloud in the same manner as a local server on the premises.
ActiveImage Protector™ Server Edition and Linux Edition for Linux server are limited to backup of their respective operating systems.
One license is required per physical server, without limitation to the CPU, 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 see if your institution qualifies.
We also offer a friendly upgrade to those who use the following vendor’s products. A friendly upgrade is offered at a reasonable price for ActiveImage Protector™ and will match the number of installations of the other vendor’s products.
Friendly upgrade target products：Acronis Backup, Arcserve Backup, Arcserve UDP, Backup Exec, System Recovery, NetVault Backup, StorageCraft ShadowProtect, and so on.
Please contact us for more details.
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）
- Backups cannot be directly saved to CD-R, DVD-R, etc., or 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.