UNISOL® BARTTM is an
unattended network backup system, which includes
archive, restore, and tape management functions.
Note: BART is no longer supported as an end-user product, however it is available as an OEM product.
UNISOL BART's point and click interface
makes backups effortless by allowing the easy scheduling of filesystem
backups for the user's entire network, keeping track of backup tapes, and by
allowing users to schedule file restores using the online tape database.
- The backup method is independent of the scheduler in order to allow
the use of vendor-specific backup applications. Default backup methods
include cpio and dump backups and allow for compression and encryption of
the backup files. The administrator can define additional backup methods to
be used by the schedule in order to support databases and other special needs.
- The backup schedule can be set up
once and can continue to operate until the administrator makes a change
(without having to reset it the next year). The schedule allows the user to
set up when, where, how, and at what level the different filesystems will be
backed up, while individual files and directories can be excluded using
regular expressions. Staggered backups can maximize the amount of data
backed up to each tape.
- Tapes are tracked by the
tape library management database,
which contains the exact contents of the tape, enforces tape expiration
dates, and allows tapes to contain scheduling and expiration information. A
database with the status (and output) of each scheduled backup is also kept
for up-to-date reports or for later viewing by
- Files to be restored are selected with a
restore tool that queries the on-line database and
displays all versions of a particular file, and, files selected for
restoration can be placed in a staging area specified by the user, or in
their original location. Restores specified by the user are queued for
later execution. If the tapes are currently online (e.g. the tapes are in a
supported jukebox device) the restores will be done automatically without
any operator intervention; otherwise, an operator is paged to view the
database of requests and initiate
the restore. A notification is sent to the user via e-mail with the
status of completion of his restore request.
- BART can also perform an immediate online archive as well as a scheduled
that moves files with old access times to more economical media (e.g. tape)
for long term storage. Users can mark their own files for archival.
Additional product information may be found at the papers
Operating Systems: AIX, Digital Unix, DGUX, HP-UX, NCR Unix, Linux,
SCO Unix, SunOS, Solaris for Sparc and x86, SGI IRIX, and other UNIX versions.
Tape library support: Most SCSI II compatible tape libraries are supported on Solaris, HP-UX and SGI machines.
Source Language: C
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