The NetWorker Client for OpenVMS enables network backup of OpenVMS systems, including smaller OpenVMS systems. The NetWorker
Storage Node for OpenVMS allows OpenVMS systems to write data to direct-attached or SAN-attached backup devices at least as fast as
OpenVMS Backup. Storage Node also allows an OpenVMS system to provide backup services to network clients of any platform.
In addition to traditional backup, it is often necessary, for regulatory reasons, to archive data for long periods. NetWorker
Client and Storage Node support archival operations, in addition to backup, on AlphaServer systems and Integrity servers.
NetWorker on OpenVMS offers full support for critical OpenVMS features such as OpenVMS Cluster environments, co-existence with
OpenVMS Shelving, and full support for the ODS-2 and ODS-5 file system—including the ability to accommodate all file
semantics, access controls, file types, file versions, and directory structures. Both products also make the full capabilities of
NetWorker available on OpenVMS systems.
The NetWorker Module for Oracle on OpenVMS uses the Oracle SBT V2.0 API. This means that EMC supports the back up of Oracle
8i, 9i, 10g, and Rdb 188.8.131.52.0 (or later) databases, and can back them up online, enabling organizations to meet modern Service
Level Agreements (SLAs). The Oracle module uses standard Oracle or Rdb backup scripts that do not require major modifications to
run effectively. The scripts can be client-initiated, or NetWorker server-initiated; NetWorker accepts the stream of data being
pushed by the database, and writes it to the backup device.