Arcserve Offsite Target Features
Arcserve Offsite Backup Repository
Storage Networks hosts a remote Arcserve RPS (Recovery Point Server) in one of our SOC 2 certified datacenters for your on premise Arcserve system to replicate to. By hosting a native Arcserve transporter as opposed to a generic S3 or NAS target, we can provide WAN efficient offsite backups while utilizing features like Arcerserve deduplication to reduce cloud storage costs. You can elect to store your offsite Arcserve backups on our cloud storage, or we can host an inexpensive target such as a Synology Rackstation and mount to a RPS VM.
Arcserve Cloud Failover (Restore from Backup)
In the event of a disaster in your server room, you can restore your Arcserve backups to our hosted Hyper-V and VMWare servers. You will only pay for the compute resources you use for either actual failover or periodic testing, avoiding costly monthly fees for resources you will infrequently utilize.
You can also run a periodic Virtual Standby on our servers to ensure rapid failover in the event of a disaster.
Loaner Servers and Data Recovery
Sometimes cloud DR is not possible due to security or financial restrictions. Storage Networks can provide and deploy rental (loaner) servers to help you recover from a server room disaster such as a fire or burst pipe. Storage Networks can help you restore Arcserve backup data from your own remote site, tape, our cloud service, or a third party cloud service to these rental servers while you work with insurance providers to procure new equipment. We have been told that many insurance providers will reimburse customers for disaster recovery expenses.
ArcServe Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) FAQs
What is an RPS?
The RPS (Recovery Point Server) is the heart of the ArcServe Platform. It serves as a gateway between the ArcServe agents and the storage repositories (including disk, tape, and cloud.) The RPS server may also serve as a repository with DAS (direct attached storage) and can provide deduplication functionality.
Why do I need an RPS at a remote site?
A service provider that can host an RPS will allow for enhanced storage and replication efficiency. While you can in theory use third party deduplication tools with Arcserve, the native technology is the most efficient. An RPS is required to replicate deduplicated backups from the local repository to the cloud repository and to perform Virtual Standbys in the cloud.
How do the local and remote RPS communicate?
Storage Networks can host one or more ArcServe RPS' as Windows Server VMs sitting in front of a cloud storage repository. The Cloud storage repository can be our SAN with a LUN carved out for you, a private dedicated server we host for you, or a hosted NAS such as a Synology or Q-NAP. Your local RPS will communicate with the remote RPS via an IPSEC VPN which can be either setup on your firewall, or if that is not feasible, via a simple VPN agent on your local ArcServe RPS Server.