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6-in-1 protection – backup, replicate, restore, migrate, test and manage
Sector-based backup technology that allows you to back up every 15 minutes or less
Recover files in seconds and entire systems in minutes
No additional agents for AD, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL and Oracle recovery
Pre-stage Server Migrations (P2V, V2V and V2P) with ease using included HeadStart Restore Technology
Instantly virtualize backup images as guest VMs directly on VMware ESXi and Hyper-V hosts
End-to-end business continuity solution across virtual, physical and cloud servers

StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® sector-level backup software backs up your organization’s whole Windows IT environment. In addition to reliably backing up everything from systems to data, ShadowProtect software enables swift recovery from disaster as well as headache-free system migration.

 

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ShadowProtect software is one component of the StorageCraft Recover-Ability™ solution, which provides you with all the tools you need to recover your IT systems anytime, anywhere, from any disaster.

 

StorageCraft Technology Corporation offers several different types of products in the ShadowProtect software line:

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StorageCraft ShadowProtect

 

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ShadowProtect ServerShadowProtect Small Business Server ShadowProtect Virtual
 

 

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ShadowProtect Desktop ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange ShadowProtect IT Edition

Each ShadowProtect edition features a unique user license that determines the type(s) of operating systems (OS) it installs on. Managed service providers, IT professionals, and business owners each can select the edition or combination of editions that fits their Windows environment. The exceptions are ShadowProtect IT Edition and ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange.

ShadowProtect IT Edition works on an unlimited number of servers and workstations with any Windows operating system for a specific period of time. As mentioned before, ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange has a different purpose: this software is made specifically for recovering granular data from an Exchange database.

 

ShadowProtect Feature Comparison

 

Product Features

 

StorageCraft ShadowProtect

 

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Desktop

Virtual

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IT Edition

Back up your entire disk drive, including systems, applications, services, configurations, settings, and data

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Save backups to any disk device or any optical media

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Back up a non-bootable system before attempting a restore operation

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Test backup images to ensure their integrity

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Schedule backups to occur automatically

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Schedule regular incremental backups to occur as often as every 15 minutes if desired

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Recover individual files and folders in minutes

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Restore a system to different hardware or to virtual environments

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Swiftly boot a backup image as a virtual machine

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Perform a bare metal restore

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Detect and repair boot configuration errors or corrupt hard drives

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Use keywords to search mailboxes, email messages, or entire Exchange databases

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Recover Exchange emails, email attachments, address book contacts, mailboxes, and more to your production Exchange server or to a .pst file

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Migrate a backup image from and to physical and virtual environments

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ShadowProtect Operating System Compatibility Comparison

 

 

Supported Operating Systems

 

StorageCraft ShadowProtect

 

Server

SBS

Desktop

Virtual***

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IT Edition

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

With and without Hyper-V

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Server 2012 x64

With and without Hyper-V

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

With and without Hyper-V

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Server 2008 x86/x64

With and without Hyper-V

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Server 2003 R2 x86/x64

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Server 2003 x86/x64

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows 2000 x86

Server, Advanced Server (Service Pack 4 or Higher)*

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

Essentials, Foundation

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Server 2012 x64

Essentials, Foundation

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Small Business Server 2011 x64

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 x64

Essentials

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

Foundation**

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Server 2008 x86/x64

Foundation**

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Small Business Server 2008 x86/x64

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 x86/x64

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Small Business Server 2003 x86/x64

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows 8.1 x86/x64

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows 8 x86/x64

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows RT

Windows 7 x86/x64

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows Vista x86/x64

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows XP x86/x64

(Service Pack 2 or Higher)

Supported

Supported

Supported

Windows 2000 x86

Professional (Service Pack 4 or Higher)*

Supported

Supported

Supported

 

Limited Support= Limited Support – contact your sales representative for details

 

* Windows 2000 support: ShadowProtect supports backup of Windows 2000 environments. However, lack of hardware support and suitable device drivers may make recovery difficult. If you use Windows 2000, make sure you have appropriate hardware and drivers you can use as your recovery target should a disaster happen. (Note: ImageReady technology and VirtualBoot technology do not support Windows 2000; additionally, Windows 2000 doesn’t have a VSS framework or support, so VSS backups are not available in Windows 2000.)

 

** For specific Windows Server 2008 Foundation and R2 Foundation licensing information, please contact your sales representative.

*** ShadowProtect should not be installed directly to the host of a Type 1 hypervisor. The recommended configuration is to back up the guest operating system within each virtual machine.

**** ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange works with 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7 only.