Zanaware Technologies has launched its Auto Backr Pro, which enables video service providers to automatically back up the configuration files and databases of multiple headend devices on a weekly or daily basis. Auto Backr Pro also incorporates a device database for tracking key statistics such as IP addresses, software versions, serial numbers hardware status and location.

While many headend devices – such as statistical remultiplexers, simulcast edge processors and switches – can back up their configuration, the process is always manual and often less than ideal. With up to 300 devices in a headend, very few headend technicians have the time to back up configurations and databases on a regular basis.

The need for regular backups is great in a multi-device headend. As with all high technology equipment, many headend devices experience configuration or database corruption – or completely fail. Additionally, service providers often need to roll back a device’s configuration while troubleshooting intermittent issues.??

Since Auto Backr pro can hold many dated copies of each configuration, technicians can literally go back in time to any previous version.?? Auto Backr Pro also has the ability to automatically send backups to an offsite FTP server for disaster recovery. Finally, Auto Backr Pro includes a basic hardware inventory database that lets operators track IP addresses, serial numbers, software versions, hardware status and RMA info.

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