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Linux, Unix Backup/Recover Support for Panasonic DVD-RAM Drive
 

Linux, Unix Backup/Recover Support for Panasonic DVD-RAM Drive

Tuesday Jul 10th 2001 by Network Storage Forum Staff

Microlite announces newly enhanced version of BackupEDGE

Panasonic and Microlite Corporation today announced that Microlite's newly enhanced version of BackupEDGE fully supports the Panasonic 4.7GB DVD-RAM drive in Linux, UnixWare and OpenServer operating environments.

"DVD-RAM has the potential to revolutionize the design process when it comes to SMB servers and systems for replicated sites," said Tom Podnar, president of Microlite Corporation. "In many instances, a single device can replace both the CD-ROM drive and the tape drive. With the media's ability to provide more than 100,000 write/rewrites cycles, it's a very cost-effective solution. And with BackupEDGE, it becomes a plug and play solution under both Linux and Unix."

According to the companies, with internal data compression, they can store up to 9GB of data per side on a 4.7GB single-sided disc for less than a penny per Megabyte. The random access capabilities of DVD-RAM media combine with the BackupEDGE indexing system to allow access to any file on a DVD-RAM archive in under a second.

BackupEDGE 1.2 with DVD-RAM support is scheduled to ship in August 2001. The SCSI DVD-RAM device is supported by BackupEDGE under Linux, UnixWare and OpenServer. Linux users may also choose the ATAPI drive.

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