Peer Software Announces Peer DRS v1.2 for Centralized MS SQL and MS Exchange Replication

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Peer DRS extends capabilities for centralized, remote database backups; adds MS Exchange replication.

Peer DRS was developed to allow customers to manage the backup of SQL and Exchange from one application code set and GUI. Now, administrators can replicate an organization’s SQL databases and MS Exchange data, wherever they may reside

Peer Software, Inc., a global provider of enterprise-grade file and network management solutions for hundreds of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, today announces Peer DRS 1.2, centralizing management of Microsoft SQL database and Microsoft Exchange backups and replication from a single location and from a single GUI. The new version supports Microsoft SQL and most versions of Microsoft Exchange (MS Exchange Server 2000 SP2 or greater, all versions of MS Exchange Server 2003, and all versions of MS Exchange Server 2007).

Peer DRS can be configured to handle almost any type of backup scenario, which is simplified by its intuitive configuration wizard and management GUI. Moreover, it is not necessary to run Peer DRS on the same server as the primary database or target Exchange servers. Peer DRS automates the replication of databases and incremental changes on a primary server, which are then restored onto one or more target standby servers. Transaction logs are automatically backed up throughout the day (for whatever interval specified), which are then automatically restored on a standby server located anywhere in the world. This keeps the two Databases in "synch"; should the production server fail, users simply have to point the users/applications to the new server and perform a database “role reversal.”

Peer DRS 1.2 gives users expanded flexibility by allowing for the configuration of backup jobs on a per storage group basis with different configurations and schedules; administrators can receive alert emails if connection to a primary database cannot be established or if a backup or restore has not occurred within a configurable period of time threshold; and they can view replication activity from a single control panel allowing for the easy identification of errors.

“Peer DRS was developed to allow customers to manage the backup of SQL and Exchange from one application code set and GUI. Now, administrators can replicate an organization’s SQL databases and MS Exchange data, wherever they may reside,” said Paul Marsala, President of Peer Software. “In sum, Peer DRS consolidates two otherwise disparate and cumbersome chores—securing SQL and Exchange data—within a single framework that can be managed from any location. As with all Peer solutions, once its configured, Peer DRS requires nominal, hassle-free administration.”

Key Peer DRS for Exchange Features:

  •     Ability to perform scheduled up-to-the-minute incremental backups or continuous capture (whenever Exchange log files are closed) of Exchange data, metadata, and context, including all email, folders, deletions, calendars, contacts, notes, tasks, and more.
  •     Protects against data loss and allows local recovery of Exchange information stores, mailboxes and disaster recovery of Exchange data to a standby Exchange Server.
  •     Ability to perform on-demand recovery from latest snapshot of primary storage group to the target Exchange server for failover or other recovery purposes.
  •     Guaranteed Exchange consistent backups. Checksums for all database pages are performed during backup and alerts will be sent if any errors occur.

A free 15 day evaluation copy is available for downloading at http://peersoftware.com/products/peer_drs/ms_exchange/overview.aspx.

About Peer Software

Peer Software develops powerful, cost-effective, and easy-to-use file and network management software allowing organizations to seamlessly, efficiently, and reliably protect their digital assets. The company’s flagship PeerSync software offers enterprise wide data protection (backup, synchronization, replication, and data distribution), and is designed for servers and workstations. Close to half of current Fortune 100 companies entrust critical file management to Peer software. Customers include the Department of Justice, Fannie Mae, Microsoft, Boeing, Intel, American Express, Hewlett Packard, and more. The company’s software products are available online at http://www.peersoftware.com, via other online channels, and through resellers in the U.S. and abroad. Founded in 1993, the company is privately held.

Charles Epstein
Public Relations
BackBone, Inc.
561-470-0965

Jimmy Tam
Director of Sales
Peer Software, Inc.
631-979-1770

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