TRADITIONAL BACKUP SOLUTIONS first create a full backup, and then divide subsequent backup data into sets of files that have a dependent relationship (known as a “backup chain”). Pruning and additional full backups (or replication of full backups with backup copy jobs) are required to avoid dependency chains that are too long to manage. Increased backup frequency for improved RPOs only makes longer and more fragile chains. More full backups lead to increased use of backup storage, and more IOs for the backup system to process.
INVERSE CHAIN TECHNOLOGY leverages the features, reliability, and efficiency of ZFS built into all appliances. Inverse chains directly use of the snapshot capabilities of an advanced disk storage system to track the “deltas” between recovery points. No more backup reconstruction – Hexistor now has each recovery point (not just the last one) in a fully constructed state, ready to virtualize with a ZFS clone!
Whether it is Full, Incremental, or reverse incremental (synthetic) – Every classic backup method still creates a collection of dependent files, and they all have compromises. At best, they can consolidate, but not delete, their chain of incrementals. All require additional full backups (or copying of full backups) to limit the length of the backup chain. Not even reverse incremental or synthetic backups can match the flexibility of inverse backup chains for anything but the last backup, reconstruction is still required.
Inverse Chain Technology enables full flexibility over incrementals. Once any incremental changes are copied from a backup client to a Hexistor Appliance, all backups are maintained equally, all are logically (effectively) and fully constructed. It’s possible to instantly delete any recovery point for a protected server and never have to “reset the backup chain”. Automated pruning enables the Hexistor Cloud to archive a different set of recovery points than the Hexistor’s local appliance system.
Hexistor uses image-based backups to capture a complete picture of a protected workstation or server. Advantages include a quick full system restores, easy recovery of individual files, bare metal restore (BMR) capability, and the ability to boot individual backups as virtual machines.
Hexistor Appliance supports both physical and virtual systems through agentless and agent-based backup. Agentless protection enables fast and easy pairing of any number of VM. Agent-based protection provides scalable backup for all of your physical devices.
Should a business experience a server failure, the protected systems can be virtualized instantly on the Hexistor device. With the system virtualized, the business can operate “business as usual” until it has the time to fix its server issue, without compromising any data or incurring any downtime.
No more guessing if your backup is working properly. To verify a successful backup, the appliance boots a backup locally as a virtual machine, capturing an image of the login page to give you visual proof.
Identify files changes between any two backup points, allowing you to perform recoveries directly from the interface with almost no information about when they were lost or even where on the machine they resided.
All data is protected by AES-256 encryption both in transit and in the cloud. Users have the option to encrypt data locally and passphrases can be specified per appliance or per protected machine.
Uploads a restore pount to ESX host
Export a recovery point as a VHD, VHDX and VMDK
Restore back a physical or virtual system
Boot the system in a virtual environment
Restore files and folders from any recovery
Boot the system in a local virtual environment