This post is about how traditional database backup products work and how
Zetta's new SQL server backup feature, which is part of our DataProtect
solution, does the job in a distinctly different way. Both the solution and
this post were created because finding a database backup solution for a
medium-sized organization is painful.
Database Backup Using "Full, Differential, and Log" Modes
Most traditional database backup products use "full, differential, and log"
based backup modes. So, what do these terms mean?
A full backup is just what it implies - everything.
A log is essentially a list of the changes the database has made since the
last full backup. If you have a full backup from, say, 4/1/12 and logs that
cover 4/1/12 - 4/10/12, you can take the original backup, and replay the
logs, bringing it current to the 4/10/12 version.
A differential is similar to a log bas... (more)
It was at Netscape, in the early days of the internet, when co-founders Lou
Montulli and Jeff Whitehead first worked together and began to notice how the
amount of their data was constantly growing, but the process for adding
storage and protecting that data wasn't improving over time.
"Zetta is a company that's trying to revolutionize storage," is what Lou says
at the beginning of the video above - but what does a revolution in storage
The three things that make Zetta unique:
1. Recovery Optimized Backup
Data that's backed up to Zetta is ready to be restored at a moment... (more)
Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster
recovery solutions, today announced the appointment of technology sales
industry veteran, Jill Cooper, as vice president of sales. The addition of
Cooper to the Zetta.net management team was a direct response to the dramatic
growth the company has seen as it delivers a "no appliance" solution with
enterprise-class features for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
"We continue to outperform consumer-grade and alternative solutions in this
market, as customers eagerly embrace our appliance-free approach," said Ali ... (more)
Zetta.net, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, today
announced an enhanced partner program for both managed service providers
(MSPs) and value added resellers (VARs). The program provides participating
partners with a significant competitive advantage in the data protection
space, bringing the revolutionary Zetta DataProtect three-in-one online
backup solution to the channel with a simple and profitable MSP and VAR
optimized delivery model.
According to Gartner, at least 30 percent of organizations will have changed
backup vendors by 2014 due to frustration over... (more)
Zetta.net has announced it is redefining traditional hybrid cloud backup with
its unique, appliance-free approach featuring Smart Cloud and new Lean Local
Copy technology. Zetta.net's Smart Cloud, which integrates the functionality
of backup, snapshot and replication technology, abolishes the need for a
local appliance. Smart Cloud, together with the new Lean Local Copy feature,
advances the hybrid cloud model to deliver fast, reliable data backup and
recovery at a fraction of the cost of backup alone.
Zetta.net delivers enterprise-grade 3-in-1 backup, disaster recovery and