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Welcome to SEP sesam

Backup | Restore | Disaster Recovery

SEP sesam is an automatic data backup system for diverse computing environments. It provides powerful and comprehensive enterprise-critical data backup and recovery solutions for a range of environments of any size or complexity. From single data servers to large, complex data centers with very large databases and scalable storage area networks.

Specifically designed for the server/client environment, SEP sesam's modular design and flexibility allow it be completely tailored to any company or organization, regardless of size or backup strategy.

Extremely efficient, patented algorithms, whose implementation requires only limited processor overheads, combined with high transfer rates of over 400GB/hr ensure that SEP sesam delivers some of the best performance in the industry.

SEP sesam's platform-independent architecture supports Linux, Microsoft Windows, NetWare, UNIX, and VMS systems and all standard tape drives, disk drives and auto loading devices. A platform-independent graphical user interface (GUI) allows backup and restore remotely via WAN, VPN, etc., or to the network.


SEP sesam Features

SEP sesam provides the following features and functionality:

Powerful administration
  • Fast and easy installation on standard O/S configurations. Less than one minute on SUSE and RedHat!
  • Selection of optimal data paths throughout the network
  • User configurable Command Line Interfaces (Alarm, Pre/Post, Notify, Disaster, etc.)
  • Powerful scheduling tool allows development of flexible media strategies to avoid delays and missed backups
Comprehensive backup & restore
  • SEP sesam creates a test backup and restore upon installation to verify that the system is running.
  • Full, Differential, Incremental and Copy (for off-site storage) backups
  • Scheduled backups using user/administrator selected events
  • Full and selective restore to original paths or newly-created directories with original path structure preserved
  • Fast data restore via effective administration of backup savesets and implementation of well-designed search algorithms
SEP NEWDAY
  • SEP NEWDAY allows extensive backups to be recorded on the same calendar day
  • For example, backups started on a Friday and ending before 8 am the following Monday can be recorded onto the same backup day
Multiplex streaming
  • SEP sesam's true multi-stream/multiplexed backup feature allows large amounts of data to be backed up in the shortest possible time.
  • Multi-stream backup handles from five data streams on the Standard Server, and up to 250 data streams with the Enterprise Server license.
  • Opening up multiple streams for backups minimizes system resource usage for data backup tasks
Online modules
  • Online modules for the most widely-used database and groupware solutions allow backups to be performed while the applications are active, providing the highest data availability possible
  • For DB2, Informix, MS SQL, MySQL, ORACLE, SAP R/3 and other databases
  • Restores can also be performed while the apps are running, including the option of restoring single mail boxes and individual mail files
Graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Platform-independent JAVA-based graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Master GUI design provides full access to clients and servers
  • Easy task selection, flexible media strategy and setup via GUI or Master GUI
Device support & functionality
  • Supports all standard backup devices, disks, tapes, tape autoloaders and tape libraries
  • SEP sesam delivers Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL) as a standard component of the base product
  • Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T) functionality delivers further enduring security for maximum performance by backup and restore
Extensive platform support
  • Backup server on Linux (including Novell OES), Windows, FreeBSD and Unix
  • Clients for Linux, Windows, UNIX derivatives, NetWare (client free support) and VMS


What's next

Installation