Broadberry ZFS - Backup & Disaster Recovery

Broadberry ZFS Appliances come packed with a wide range of enterprise-grade backup & disaster recovery features.

Broadberry ZFS Appliances can utilise snapshots and on-site/off-site replication to create local and remote backup plans to protect data from potential disaster and allow for easy restore.

Data protection is ensured through creating multiple backup copies. In case of accidental deletion, corruption or a similarly disastrous occurence, backup data can be restored. A disaster recovery plan enables you to quickly and efficiently establish access to data and resources in the aftermath of a disaster.

With Broadberry storage appliances powered by Open-E JovianDSS, you can create backup/data retention plans without the need for any 3rd party backup software.

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Instant Recovery

Instant disaster recovery, with full restoration possible within minutes.

Complete Backup

Everything is backed up, including all running virtual machines with applications and data.

Instant Access

Instant access and restoration of old images. All users have direct access to “Previous Versions”.

Protection Against Ransomware

Frequent snapshots combined with instant data access delivers quick roll-back to the state before an attack, safeguarding your system from malicious threats.

Light Backup Engine

Continuous interval-based replication occurs in the background with very little effect on production. Features option to skip VM snapshots.

Reliable Backup

Reliable backup of mission critical data, with a number of backup destinations with user defined retention interval plans for source and destination.

Import/Export Service

Users are able to safely remove the backup media, rotate them with another set or transfer them to another location.

Protection in Clusters

With Open-E JovianDSS it's possible to use the on- & off-site data protection functionality in clustered environments.

Encrypted Transport

Transport is encrypted, as the data stream is encrypted with SSH and sent via the internet.

On-Site & Off-Site Data Protection

Onsite and Offsite data protection in Open-E JovianDSS delivers an effective strategy for Backup, Archiving and Disaster Recovery through enabling asynchronous replication to local sites or co-locations.

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On-Site Backups (Local)

Local backups are kept at your main business location, either on the same server with extra internal drives/external drives or on other Open-E JovianDSS-based servers. This is the most ideal type of backup to protect data in case of ransomware attacks, hardware failure or similar disasters. Data restore is much easier and quicker with local backup than with remote off-site backups. This makes on-site backups the ideal solution for hot data, as its restorable with little downtime.

Off-Site Backups (Remote)

Off-site backups are back up to a different geographical location. These kinds of backups secure data in case of disasters like theft, fire, flood, and power outages. If such a disaster was to occur, data could be restored to the new location. Or in certain solutions, the backup will be able to take the role of the primary server and the data can be accessed immediately. It's possible to set up multiple backup locations and data transfer is secured by encryption. This type of backup is also very effective for archiving.

Servers storing vital data can be easily and immediately restored in case of a disaster.

You are able to create consistent snapshots and asynchronously replicate snapshot deltas to local or remote destinations. To ensure secure archiving, replication tasks can be scheduled in reference to specific user requirements. Encryption boost security further, while efficiency is increased dramatically through buffered data replication. Functionality can be managed from the Command Line Interface (CLI). VMware vSphere Storage APIs - Array Integration (VAAI) for iSCSI data acceleration is now included.

Data Recovery

Off-site data protection is the tactic of storing vital data away from the main business location as part of a disaster recovery plan.

Offsite replication is often a cost-effective option, with there usually being little to no setup costs. With Open-E JovianDSS data edits happen in real-time and data recovery is fast and efficient.

Transferring information between data centres is simple and convenient, with the only requisite being an internet connection or a dedicated ethernet connection. Once critical data is transferred to a reliable, offsite backup facility, it can easily be stored, shared and managed.

  • Consistent backups, which protect from data loss
  • Fully integrated and blazing-fast data recovery
  • Zero backup agents needed
  • Low RPO and RTO minimises data loss and recovery time
  • Massively customisable individual requirements

Data Integrity

Open-E JovianDSS stores data with checksums and uses atomic commits of transactions groups every 5 seconds by default. This works effectively as a random to sequential IO conversion and rapidly accelerates random writes.

Checksums are calculated again while data is read and are then compared with the originally stored checksums. If there is a matching error, data is recreated from parity or read from a mirror, with the bad block being automatically redirected to a new one. This feature is referred to as self-healing and essentially guarantees complete data integrity.

Incomplete writes are avoided completely and the storage pool is always consistent, which leaves little need for file system check or repair tools. The pool is always prepared for import following a hardware crash. Over time, data corruption may occur due to cosmic radiation of magnetic media errors. The scrub tool, which is run periodically, automatically repairs all errors.

Continuous Data Protection

With Open-E JovianDSS on- and off-site data protection, you can create rotational auto-snapshots of NAS or SAN volumes according to instructed set by a retention-interval plan.

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If required, differences between snapshots are asynchronously replicated to the local or remote destinations. You can utilise different retention plans for source and destination pools and can set up multiple destinations for higher data security and redundancy. Snapshots can be easily be created every minute or more often if required.

The Open-E JovianDSS On- and Off-site Data Protection retention-interval plan is made up of a sequence of retention periods to interval associations. It's based on ZFS snapshots and ZFS send-receive. There is near zero system load cost of snapshot creation and maintenance. The send-receive function allows for an immediate access to data changes between consecutive snapshots, it can also start replicating data differences each minute.

With replication being frequent and typically regarding small data changes, backup can often be done in the background and with a marginal system load. Backups can be made around the clock and it's possible to access all previous versions, as well as undergo faster disaster recovery if needed. This is a massive benefit Open-E JovianDSS offers over regular backup solution which often generate heavy changes and are only scheduled to run after-hours.

Disaster Recovery Efficiency

There are two key factors we can utilise to measure disaster recovery efficiency.

RPO – Recovery Point Objective: RPO measures the amount of time between when the data loss or corruption causing incident occurred and the time of the last successful backup.

RTO – Recovery Time Objective: RTO measures the amount of time it requires to restore data and successfully resume operations.

The lower RPO and RTO the better. Off-site Data Protection makes it possible for both RPO and RTO to be counted within minutes, ranking among the best in the industry.

Our Rigorous Testing

Before leaving our UK workshop, all Broadberry server and storage solutions undergo a rigorous 48 hour testing procedure. This, along with the high-quality industry leading components we use ensure all of our server and storage solutions meet the strictest quality guidelines demanded from us.

Un-Equaled Flexibility

Our main objective is to offer great value, high-quality server and storage solutions, we understand that every company has different requirements and as such are able to offer un-equaled flexibility in designing custom server and storage solutions to meet our clients' needs.

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