How Aegis works

As the industry’s only agentless, multi-site backup and recovery software solution, Aegis technology completely eliminates the negative impact of agents. How does it work? The Aegis architecture consists of two software components: the DS-Client and the DS-System. DS-Client software, installed at the local or remote site on an existing or dedicated Windows, Macintosh, or Linux server, captures data from target backup machines. The DS-Client then conducts several data reduction processes, compresses, encrypts, and transmits the data via an IP WAN to the DS-System at the central location.


The DS-Client does not require installation of any backup agents on target servers, desktops, or laptops. The agentless DS-Client fully integrates with NT domains, Trusts and Novell NDS trees, and otherwise adopts the remote site’s existing LAN security settings. Using standard APIs, the DS-Client can remotely log in to target backup systems, capture requested data, and securely manage transmissions to the central site. Utilizing delta blocking and common fi le elimination technologies, the DS-Client reduces the amount of raw data transmitted and stored at the onsite or off-site vault.


The DS-System can be installed on Linux and Windows platforms and manages the online storage repository (configured as direct-attached disk, NAS or SAN) for backup data transmitted from one or multiple DS-Clients. Aegis software integrates a comprehensive feature set designed to maximize and accelerate data recoverability. An autonomic healing mechanism, for example, runs seamlessly in the background to identify and isolate corrupted or otherwise problematic fi les. As an added value, if a file is found to be unfixable, it is marked to be re-transmitted on the next scheduled backup. Another feature, the Local Restore tool, allows remote-office storage of versions of backup data files. This ensures that local users can restore critical data immediately and at LAN speed.


Additional Aegis tools include an Online File Summary, Long Term Storage policy-making, a Discovery Tool to automatically ascertain characteristics of primary data, Email Message Level Restore, Bare Metal Restore capability, Client and System Monitoring, and SNMP Integration.

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