Arkeia Corp. on Wednesday announced that its Network Backup solution now supports Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger.” Hot backup plug-ins have also been added to enable Macintosh network administrators to archive MySQL and LDAP data applications running on the Mac.
Arkeia Network Backup is an enterprise solution for backing up and archiving data. The client software itself requires Mac users to have X11 installed to use the Arkeia Graphical User Interface (GUI), as well as a Linux or Unix-based Arkeia backup server connected to the network.
It can backup applications, data and system files including the NetInfo database. It also retains privileged information and special file system features like Mac OS resource forks and Finder attributes, according tot he developer. It’s compatible with Tiger and previous Mac OS X releases to version 10.1.
The Mac OS X plug-in for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) databases has been designed for the OpenLDAP-based directory server that Apple includes in Mac OS X server. LDAP helps administrators centralize networked information, including server access level management and online directory info.
The hot backup plug-in for MySQL lets administrators backup online and offline databases; it’s designed to work with the MySQL open-source database Apple includes on its Xserve hardware.
A 30-day trial version is available for download. Specific pricing was not announced; the company requests that interested user submit a quote request for details. Arkeia said that small workgroup configurations can be set up “without getting into four digit costs.”