Arkeia Free Version

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Introduction

The Arkeia Free Version is our contribution to the technical community.

Access to the Arkeia Technical Support Portal is not offered for the Arkeia Free Version product line.
Access to the Technical Support Portal, is only available by upgrading to a fully featured version of Arkeia Network Backup.
Contact Sales to upgrade from the Arkeia Free Version to Arkeia Network Backup

Licensing

Register for Free License

Please Register to obtain your Arkeia Free Version License.

The "Arkeia Free Version" license includes:

2           Type-3 Client Agents
2           Flows
1           Drive (for backup to Disk Storage or for backup to tape)
250 GB      Disk Storage Capacity (backup to disk)

License Configuration Options

Two T3 Client Agent licenses allow you to backup any combination of T3 clients.

Backup Server and Client Agent

Backing up the Arkeia Backup Server will consume a single T3 agent license.
This configuration will allow you to backup (1) backup server and (1) other T3 client machine.

Configuration Example:

* T3 License #1: Arkeia Free Version machine
* T3 License #2: Any T3 Client such as: OSX, xBSD, Linux, Windows Workstations, etc...

Client Agents Only

If you DO NOT backup the Arkeia Free Version backup server, then you will be able to backup two T3 client machines.

Configuration Example:
 
* T3 License #1: Any T3 Client such as: Solaris 10, OSX, xBSD, Linux, Windows Workstations, etc...
* T3 License #2: Any T3 Client such as: Solaris 10, OSX, xBSD, Linux, Windows Workstations, etc...

License Types

Client Agent Types
Arkeia classifies it's agents based on the operating system type.

* T1 = AIX, TRU64, Solaris, HPUX, Netware, etc...
* T2 = Windows Servers, Linux Advanced Server (RH, MDK, SUSE), etc...
* T3 = OSX, xBSD, Linux, Windows Workstations, Solaris 10, etc... 

Flows
A Flow is a data stream from source (agent) to destination (DiskStorage).

Drive
The quantity of drives licensed per use at one time.

Platform Support

The Arkeia Free Version is supported on all platforms the same as Arkeia Network Backup.
Refer to the Platform Compatibility Matrix for supported platforms.

Technical Support

How to get support for the Arkeia Free Version.

Access to the Arkeia Technical Support Portal is not offered for the Arkeia Free Version product line.
Access to the Technical Support Portal, is only available by upgrading to a fully featured version of Arkeia Network Backup.
Contact Sales to upgrade from the Arkeia Free Version to Arkeia Network Backup

Installation

Please refer to the Linux Installation Guide for any and all prerequisites required before installing your Arkeia Free Version Software.

How to Use Arkeia Free Version

Arkeia Software Documentation

Please refer to the Arkeia Software Configuration Guide for details on how to use your Arkeia Free Version Software.

How To Add Client Agents

  • Download the correct T3 Client Agent package for your OS and Architecture, then install the package on the client machine.
  • Click Here for instructions on adding Arkeia Client Agents to your Arkeia Free Version backup server.

Upgrade from Free to Supported Product

The Arkeia Free Version can can be upgraded to the fully featured version of Arkeia Network Backup without affecting the existing backup environment so there is absolutely no data or configuration loss.

What's Included In the Upgrade

An upgrade includes the ability to:

  • backup more agents of different types. (IE. Windows Servers, NDMP, AIX, Solaris, etc...)
  • backup agent options. (IE: Exchange,Sharepoint, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Oracle, Group Wise, etc...)
  • use Arkeia Progressive Deduplication to reduce storage and backup windows
  • use Hyper-V and VMware vStorage/vCenter APIs
  • an increase in Disk Storage size from 250 GB to 1TB or more if required.
  • access to Technical Arkeia Support Portal.
  • access to new product features and updates.

Contact Sales to upgrade to Arkeia Network Backup.

How To Upgrade

Upgrading from the Arkeia Free Version to Arkeia Network backup can be accomplished in a few easy steps.

  • The upgrade will not affect the existing backup policy or environment so you will not loose any data.
  • The upgrade will upgrade the "Arkeia Free version" to "Arkeia Network Backup".
1. Contact Sales to upgrade to Arkeia Network Backup.

2. Delete your "Arkeia Free Version" license from the Web User Interface.

         Licenses > Select the License to delete
         Click "Delete"
 
3. Enter the Arkeia Network Backup Software licenses provided by your Arkeia Sales Manager.

         Licenses > Add A New License

4. Log Out of the Arkeia Web Interface to activate the new licenses.
 
5. Log In to the Arkeia Web Interface.
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