Online Server Backup

Reliable backup and recovery are critical to today’s information-driven business. OneNet’s LiveVault® server backup service provides a complete server backup and recovery solution for businesses. Combining proven disk and online technologies, OneNet’s LiveVault solution radically simplifies the protection of all your company’s servers with reliable, automated backup and rapid recovery.

The OneNet LiveVault server backup and recovery solution fully automates and streamlines the protection of your data through a completely automated service.

Business Benefits

OneNet LiveVault is a fully automated server backup and recovery service.

OneNet LiveVault

The fully automated OneNet LiveVault server backup and recovery service provides the following business benefits:

  • Achieves automated business continuity and data protection with limited or no IT involvement
  • Automatically moves data off-site and replicates encrypted data to two geographically diverse secure facilities
  • All data is encrypted (scrambled so that it cannot be understood by a third party) and compressed (reduced in size to reduce communication bandwidth costs) before sending and when stored
  • After the initial backup, only changes in data are sent for storage
  • Provides reliable backups and data recovery
  • Delivers point-in-time recovery of server data through continuous backup
  • Archives data with long-term history with a retention period that you define
  • Rapid recovery (DeltaRestore™) by only restoring file changes
  • Central management through web based interface, which is ideal for remote support or remote sites
  • Continuous (as often as every 15 minutes) or scheduled backup
  • Flexible bandwidth management
  • Clustering support
  • VMware ESX and Hyper-V (guests) support
  • Database-aware for Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Oracle Database
  • Support for heterogeneous environments including Linux
  • Removes the costs, hassles and human error associated with tape backup

Information Technology as a Service

OneNet allows organisations of any size to purchase information technology resources as a service. This is similar to the way electricity is purchased from a power supply company.

With OneNet’s LiveVault server backup and recovery service, business benefits include:

  • Only the service actually used each month is charged for
  • There are no expensive servers to purchase and maintain
  • Software license investment is not required
  • The burden and cost of maintaining and protecting in-house server backup and tape storage services is removed
  • Future software and service upgrades are included in the low monthly service fee.
  • A stable and reliable online server backup solution virtually eliminates backup administration time and improves productivity

Technical Overview

OneNet’s LiveVault server backup service provides continuous protection for critical server environments. This is achieved by electronically vaulting data to two geographically separated, secure off-site facilities and providing a completely managed and pro-actively monitored service.

Initial Process

When you subscribe to OneNet’s LiveVault service, an account is generated for your company. When you first log in, you are asked to add the servers to the system that you would like to protect. OneNet LiveVault then creates a unique software “kit” that is associated with each server. This ensures secure authentication.

After you download and install the agent on each server (a re-boot of the server is required), you then configure the backup policies for each server through the “MyLiveVault” web interface. This is simply a matter of deciding which data to protect.

Once the backup is configured, OneNet LiveVault then performs an initial synchronization, which is similar to a full backup. OneNet can provide appliances to you so that an initial copy of the data may be made for an initial up-load to the OneNet LiveVault service. This is known as an initial “seeding” of the existing data and the process ensures that large volumes of data do not need to be transmitted over the Internet.

The OneNet LiveVault server backup service then simply monitors file system activity on the servers and transmits only byte-level changes, as they occur, continuously. This allows you to recover data from just minutes before a failure, instead of having to rely on the previous night’s backup.

During the initial “seeding” stage and in future periods, the OneNet support team monitors and manages the entire process for you. This includes ensuring that data is properly backed-up as well as ensuring that data restores are successful. At any time, you may go to the web interface to initiate a data restore or make any backup policy modifications, as necessary.