Automatic Data Protection
DR Prophet® intuitively simplifies the complicated processes of protecting data on mission critical IBM AIX, Windows application servers. The protection service levels are set up based on pre-defined policies and system performance requirements. It significantly reduces human mis-configurations and errors and ensures that mission critical data is properly protected, both locally and remotely.
Mirrored Disks for Fault Tolerance and Local Protection
DR Prophet® preserves the data on the primary, mission critical system(s) to the DR Prophet® storage server. The important data is protected against system failure, data unavailability and data corruption. Existing server-based or network-based local backup are offloaded to the DR Prophet® storage server.
Snapshots for Data Protection and Recovery
Each protected LUN supports a maximum of 1,024 snapshots. DR Prophet® state-of-the-art snapshot technology creates point-in-time delta images of the protected data. The snapshots are backed up periodically at a pre-determined schedule according to the organization’s data protection policies. The snapshots can be mounted independently via a spare application server for data validation， application testing, report generation, DR rehearsal, and rapid data recovery.
IP Based WAN-optimized Replication to Reduce Bandwidth and Cost
Data replications are scheduled to transfer the local protected copy of data to the remote DR Prophet® server at the secondary site. The WAN-optimized thin replication technology sends only changed data for lower round-trip-time and faster data delivery. The DR Prophet® replication technology has data compression reduce the network bandwidth consumption.
Non-disruptive DR Rehearsal
DR rehearsal can be conducted based on the BC/DR policies. Within the BC/DR framework, data is validated by verifying the health and accessibility of the snapshots. There is no impact on the production system during the DR rehearsal. The time to perform the DR rehearsal is reduced dramatically through DR Prophet’s automated validation and rehearsal processes. The rehearsal can be conducted at any time.
Comprehensive Dashboard and Reports
DR Prophet® web based console from the DR Prophet® Master Management Server is the administration, monitoring and management interface for data administrators. The management and information interface includes data protection and disaster recovery relationship diagrams, performance statistics, replication status, backup jobs dashboard and statistics, and system events. The user friendly graphical interface displays real time and historical information for problem analysis, performance tuning, and system maintenance. Detail reports can also be generated for examination and filing.
DR Prophet® web console oversees and manages multiple application servers, storage servers, and management servers. The user friendly GUI reduces administration complexity and the time required to manage the entire DR Prophet’s data protection and disaster recovery framework. The management of DR Prophet® is accessible anywhere on the network using any supported web browsers.
DR Prophet® Management Server
It is a centralized management system with a service daemon running on each storage hypervisor server. One Master management service will handle all configured storage hypervisor servers and they must be on the same subnet network. Data administrators perform most DR Prophet® administration and management tasks via the web GUI console.
DR Prophet® storage server can be part of the ProphetStor storage server on a standalone system or integrated as a virtual server in the FalconStor IPStor server. The Storage Hypervisor server, ProphetStor Storage Hypervisor and FalconStor IPStor Server, are Linux-based servers with storage provider running DR Prophet® Server software, which also includes the management package. DR Prophet® presents volume disks to application servers to protect mission critical data. It also provides snapshots capabilities, replication to local and remote volume facilities, and self-protection services.
Centralized Management Web GUI Console
The DR Prophet® Web Console is the centralized management tool for the data protection and disaster recovery network. It allows users to manage the snapshots and replication settings. It monitors the storage and performance resources, services on multiple storage and application servers. The supported browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser.
DR Prophet® Client agent
DR Prophet® Client Agent links the data protection process on the IBM AIX application server and coordinates with the application into online backup mode and consequently validates the snapshot notification from DR Prophet® management server. This coordinated, application-aware mechanism is to preserve data consistency and integrity and ensures the data is highly recoverable. It also collects application performance statistics data and monitors the health of the application server.