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Server Downtime Is Not An Option!

When access to your mission-critical information relies on access to your NetWare server, downtime is not an option for even a few minutes, much less hours!

With CaminoSoft StandbyServer for NetWare, downtime never has to be an option. StandbyServer provides a hardware independent high-availability solution that replicates your NetWare servers. A StandbyServer connects to one or more primary servers using a standard link to mirror data between the networked machines. This creates a fully redundant environment that protects users against unnecessary downtime.

Does Not Require An Identical Server

StandbyServer allows companies to extend the life of older equipment. Existing equipment can be configured as the standby machine which allows for older or dissimilar servers to be used.

Connects Into Your Current Network Infrastructure

Using standard protocols, data can be routed within your existing network. A dedicated high-speed link is recommended to handle the replication traffic among the servers.

Seamless Failover

Within moments of detecting a failure of a primary server, the StandbyServer will automatically begin to assume the role and identity of that primary server. Users will continue to connect to the network through the primary server as if the primary server had not failed.

RAID Capable

Novell Storage Services (NSS) volumes can take advantage of a shared RAID implementation. Primary and standby machines utilize storage space by sharing and connecting to a single external RAID peripheral device. This is an economical solution when large amounts of data need to be protected. RAID can be implemented using shared SCSI, fiber channel, or other shared storage configurations.

Constant Monitoring

The StandbyServer constantly monitors the status of the primary servers over both the dedicated and network heartbeat links. These multiple checks avoid inadvertent failovers to the designated standby machine caused by a client network or communications problem. If the primary server has failed, the designated standby machine automatically assumes the role and identity of the primary server. Failure notification to network users and administrators can be achieved using SNMP messaging services.

Key Features

Transaction-based solution with no data latency (real-time mirroring)
StandbyServers do not need to be identical to the primary servers.
Machines can be connected to a single RAID device instead of duplicating disk space
Automatic failover
One-to-many functionality
Eliminates downtime from planned and unplanned maintenance
Supports NSS Volumes
Supports NetWare 4X, 5X and 6.X
Compatible with all NetWare-compliant server configurations