BMC Software has announced an update for Patrol Recovery for Oracle, a network-storage application that centralizes management of Oracle-database backup and recovery functions across the network. It's designed for Oracle database administrators (DBAs) who want to manage multiple databases, including those managed from Oracle, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange.
New in the release of Patrol Recovery 2.0:
- Centralized management of heterogeneous databases across the enterprises, allowing customers manage databases other than Oracle-managed databases, all from a single console;
- Elimination of management boundaries through remote management of backup and recovery tasks;
- Greater flexibility and the elimination of guesswork by allowing DBAs to perform the smallest, most efficient recovery through precise point-in-time recovery analysis; and
- The enabling of quick and efficient transaction recovery of bad transactions through log analysis.
Patrol Recovery 2.0 for Oracle will be available in January 2002.
"With responsibilities for 70+ Oracle databases, we have a strong need for a single solution that will allow us to simplify our complex management environment," said Mike Harris, senior Oracle DBA of Volvo IT North America, in a prepared statement. "Our team of four Oracle DBAs, with a range of experience from beginner to knowledgeable with BMC's PATROL Recovery for Oracle, were able to install and configure backups for all servers within a matter of two weeks. The simple drag and click process used in BMC's management solution simplified what had been a rather time consuming task for us in the past. Since then we have seen several times how straightforward and clear database recovery can be. The easy three-step process: configure it, do the setup, and let it run on its own, has not only saved us time and money in setting up backups and recoveries, but frees up the entire team's time, allowing us to focus on more critical business issues."