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18. System Administration Tools

18.1 Host Factory

Description:

Host Factory is a system to control the entire software contents of deployed Unix machines. Host Factory lets you customize one prototype Unix system and use it to build hundreds of similar systems. You can deliver incremental changes to running systems and roll them back if they fail. Changes are tracked in a version-control filesystem integral to the product. Host Factory provides an environment to do configuration management and version control of complete hosts.

Licensing policy:

Commercial and GPL.

Documentation:

Printed documentation.

Product support:

EMail.

Available since:

1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Upon request. Special prices for educational institutions.

Vendor:

Working Version

31 Shea Road
Cambridge, MA 02140
U.S.A.

EMail:

bb@wv.com

URL:

http://www.wv.com

Contact:

Brian Bartholomew

Last modified:

July 22, 1997.

18.2 PerfectBACKUP+

Description:

PerfectBACKUP+ is the Unix/Linux world's premier Backup/Restore utility. It is the worlds fastest backup/restore for Unix and has been since 1985. Previously sold in the US as FASTBACK PLUS for Unix, the counterpart to the DOS FASTBACK PLUS, it now has character and Motif interfaces, networking support, compression, the best verification and recovery, scheduling and is compatible with both tar and cpio. Backs up all files, devices, partitions etc. and can backup Windows, Netware and Windows NT drives too.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes, Internet (WWW), 4/8mm DAT and soon CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

Free evaluation copy from our web site. Free online manual from same the same address. Price per CPU, unlimited users.

OS provisions:

Kernels 1.2.x and 2.0.x, X11R6, Motif 1.2, 3 MB of RAM, 3 MB disk.

Documentation:

Printed (188 pages), PostScript online, and online help. English language documentation, but help by phone and EMail also avilable in Spanish.

Product support:

Unlimited free EMail support and phone support.

Extra features and add-ons:

Comes with free PC program to read tar/cpio diskettes onto PC. AutoChanger add-on with tape recycling for high-end shops.

Available since:

1996.

Countries with distribution:

USA, Canada, Germay, UK, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany.

Price range:

UD$79 to US$499. Linux off the net (no media) is US$79 and HP/UX is US$499. Always full product.

Vendor:

Unisource Systems, Inc.

1409 North Cove Boulevard
Longwood, FL 32750
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 407 834 1973

Fax:

+1 407 834 1973

EMail:

sales@unisrc.com

URL:

http://www.unisrc.com

Contact:

Gary Heller

Last modified:

October 3, 1997.

18.3 Venus

Description:

Venus is an distributed administration tool for any network built of Unix workstations from different hardware vendors. A Venus network presents itselfs to the user as a homogeneous computer system and guarantees transparent access to any network resource. It provides software tools for major cluster management tasks: configuration management, software distribution, user and filesystem administration.

Licensing policy:

Commercial.

OS provisions:

Currently build on top of the S.u.S.E distribution.

Documentation:

Printed doumentation, online help.

Product support:

Hotline, EMail, courses.

Available since:

1994.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Upon request. Special prices for educational institutions.

Vendor:

science + computing GmbH

Hagellocher Weg 71
D-72070 Tübingen
Germany

Phone:

+49 7071 9457 0

Fax:

+49 7071 9457 27

EMail:

info@science-computing.de

URL:

http://www.science-computing.de

Contact:

Olaf Flebbe

Last modified:

February 25, 1997.


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