Professional Backup with Data Off-Site Storage, finally easy!

Many companies only recognize how valuable their data is once they’ve lost it. More than 80 % of companies that suffer a major data loss file for bankruptcy within two years, based on a study in the US.

Setting up an automatic backup is easy. Overland-Tandberg RDX + P5 Backup software from Archiware provides automatic backup, including the offsite storage of data for professional security. Configuration and restore from the browser interface allows flexibility and an overview of the secured data. Professional backup with offsite data storage has never been so easy.

Offsite Backup

The combination of Overland-Tandberg's RDX and P5 Backup provides automatic Workstation and Server Backup. High security requirements are simple and inexpensive to implement, with rotation of media to achieve maximum security for corporate data. Alternating Backup provides a backup even in the case of omitting a media change.

 Three media – in use, in transit, and stored – guarantee that your data is never at risk of being in the same place. The result: quick, automated backup combined with offsite data storage to fulfill the requirements of professional data safety.

Larger-scale offsite backup - 4 servers

Larger amounts of data can be protected automatically with the RDX QuikStation, which manages multiple media. P5 Backup can then use up to eight cartridges for backup and restore. Storing data offsite provides maximum security. Previous file versions and backups are also available for users to restore, if necessary. Interrupted backups are completed automatically.

Alternating Backup offers a backup, even if a medium change is accidentally omitted. Three mediums – in use, in transit, and stored – guarantee that your data is never at risk of being in the same place. The RDX QuikStation + P5 Backup work together to secure mid-sized environments automatically and conveniently.

How to set up a RDX standalone disk drive

This “How-To” describes how to setup a Archiware Backup on a RDX standalone removable disk drive with up to 2TB capacity.

1. Prepare RDX cartridge(s) for backup.

Important: Create the same volume label on all your RDX cartridges. Example Below. Name: RDX

2. Select “Backup” from the top menu and select “Standalone Drive” from side menu.

Please note: You will need to create P5 Labels on each of your RDX cartridges before you can create any backup plans. For information on creating labels on each cartridges, please refer to “Creating Labels on RDX Cartridges”.

Choose the option “New Removable Disk” from the bottom bar.

Select the volume from the left side menu and then the top entry from the list.

3. Setup a Backup plan

Select “Backup” from the top menu and then “Backup Plan” from side menu.

3a. Create a new backup plan

Enter the desired plan name here. Naming must be unique, as no other plan may carry the same name.

3b. Create a new backup task to specify which data to backup

3c. Create a new backup event to schedule the backup

3d. Start the backup manually

Note: To monitor the running backup process select the “Job Monitor” from the top menu's Job/Logs section.

4. Optional: Creating P5 Labels on each RDX Cartridges

Select “Backup” from the top menu and select “Standalone Drive” from side menu.

Select the same “Disk-Backup” pool which was used by the automatic label process while adding the new removable disk drive in step 2.

5. Optional: Add automatic mount and eject command for the RDX drive

For Mac OS X, use the command “hdiutil” command. e.g.

  • hdiutil mount /dev/disk1s2 (to mount the cartridges)
  • hdiutil eject /dev/disk1s2 (to eject the cartridges)