A TurboRestore Appliance (TRA) is a data storage vault on your premises, enabling local network speed backups and restores of data to your protected computers. Using a TurboRestore Appliance can dramatically reduce the data recovery times by having onsite as well as offsite backups available. You can set up your computers to back up data only to the appliance, or to the appliance and the offsite data center.
You can order an appliance from LiveVault, or build a custom appliance according to your specifications.
For more information on building a custom appliance, see the Appliance Build Guide.
- Many servers can back up to one TRA. LiveVault recommends up to a maximum of 200 backup policies or 100 agents backing up data to a single TurboRestore appliance, given sufficient disk space and throughput.
- TRAs are location independent. Backing up agents to a TRA located in the same local area network is the most efficient. However, the TRA is not required to be in the same local area network. A TRA might be located at a disaster recovery site, or be moved at any time with no need to reconfigure servers or backup policies.
- TRAs replicate data to the Cloud. A TRA replicates backup data to a cloud-based offsite data center for high availability and redundancy.
- TRAs need one full backup. The first backup to a TRA is a full backup. The LiveVault agent compresses, encrypts and transfers every block of every file included in the backup policy. After this, all backups are file system block level delta backups. The TRA, in turn, replicates the full backup to the vault.
- TRAs have complete backups. Any recovery point existing on a TRA is complete. It can be restored without retrieving any data from the offsite data center. A restore request is either entirely satisfied using data on the TRA, or using data from the offsite vaults, never a combination. Data can be restored locally without a network connection. However, a full system disaster recovery does require a network connection in order to obtain the data encryption keys.
- TRAs are used for seeding. LiveVault offers a seeding option to overcome the time and bandwidth needed to complete the first backup. The initial backup is done to the TRA which is then shipped to LiveVault to be replicated to the offsite vaults. LiveVault recommends seeding for large TRA deployments.
- TRAs are optimized to handle bandwidth issues.
If you have an appliance, you can configure backup to it when you configure your computer. If you assign your computer to the appliance, all data will back up to that appliance. You can choose to have the appliance replicate to offsite data centers, or to keep the data on the appliance.
If you choose to back up data offsite in addition to the onsite appliance, you can replicate the data to the data center vaults immediately after the completion of backup to the appliance, or at another time that you schedule. This lets you have a flexible schedule for backup. LiveVault recommends you select a continuous replication schedule from appliance to offsite.
At restore time, the Restore Wizard looks for the files you request to restore and, when possible, retrieves them from the appliance. Restoring from the appliance is faster, so it is the default source.