A local hardware vendor came to visit me yesterday. We were talking about backup units and the subject of backup software came up. We were planning on using Veritas BackupExec V9 to do all the backups for our Domino and windows servers but the vendor had a different idea and introduced us to a package called CommVault Galaxy.
Doing a bit more reading on the product it seems that it has support for Lotus Domino above and beyond all of the other Domino backup solutions that I have ever come across. Most backup solutions will backup the entire .NSF file while CommVault seems to be able to backup just the documents within the database that have changed.
Restores are just as granular, no longer do you have to restore a whole mailfile and then copy and paste the missing emails back into the users live mailfile, you can restore at the message level and CommVault seems to look after the rest.
I’ve asked my vendor to get a demo for us and I know I’ll be testing the Lotus Notes functions carefully…. I’ll let you all know how I get on…
I have seen it in operation in a client site in N.Ireland. It works – and works very well. I was way impressed with the restore feature. It took all of 30 seconds to restore a mail “deleted” from a mail file from the backup.
Thanks Paul. I’m going to get a demo of the product next week. It looks really interesting and if the Lotus Notes tie in is as good as you say then I know what I’ll be buying for my backups…
We actually use this for some time in full production across numerous platforms and software. Let me know if you need any info behind the scenes