Though Cheyenne Software has effectively cornered the NetWare backup market with its ARCserve product, Seagate has taken the lead in Windows NT backup software via the recent acquisitions of Arcada Software and Palindrome.
ExecView is a client- and server-based product that lets administrators manage Seagate Backup Exec for Windows NT or NetWare backups from one console. Furthermore, ExecView can monitor backups as they occur or from a remote location. In order to manage backups of both NetWare and NT servers, the Seagate Backup Exec products for those two platforms must be running.
ExecView also allows administrators to choose particular servers they would like to monitor during backups from the console.
Seagate also unveiled revisions to its product line, aligning a wide area of utilities acquired last year into several areas: desktop storage management, data protection and storage management for NT and NetWare, centralized administration, and agents for backups of specific applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server.
ExecView is available this month and is priced at $1,395 for five servers, $3,595 for 20 servers, and $5,595 for 50 servers. Version 7.11 of Backup Exec for NetWare is also available.