Mainstar Unveils Backup and Recovery Manager Suite

Suite provides a complete solution for managing backup and recovery

July 29, 2004 -- Mainstar Software Corporation, a storage and recovery leader in the MVS and large system arena, is releasing the Backup & Recovery Manager Suite, meeting a growing demand for flexible, powerful tools for managing backup and recovery simply and effectively.

Over the years, data centers around the world have come to rely on Mainstar's Backup & Recovery Manager to automate and enhance ABARS backup and recovery. Now that backups are increasingly complex, data centers are often required to manage diverse backup processes – tying up resources and escalating the likelihood of error. In response, Mainstar has developed the Backup & Recovery Manager Suite, a group of tools data centers can choose from to meet their unique needs for any OS/390 backup utility (ABARS, DFSMSdss, FDR, IDCAMS, DFSMShsm Incremental and AUTODUMP, IEBGENER, ICEGENER, and SORT).

"Our Backup & Recovery Manager customers have asked for a tool to manage backup processes other than ABARS," said Kelly Smith, Mainstar Product Manager. "With the Backup & Recovery Manager Suite, you can choose the tools you need to back up even the most complex data environments quickly and effectively."

The Backup & Recovery Manager Suite provides the following tools:

  • ABARS Manager (formerly Backup & Recovery Manager) enhances and extends ABARS processing and availability. Its Incremental ABARS provides all the extended control information and tracking needed to make incremental backups simple to implement and manage.

  • New! All/Star tracks and manages your other backup tools: DFSMSdss, FDR, IDCAMS, DFSMShsm Incremental and AUTODUMP, IEBGENER, ICEGENER, and SORT.

"The Backup & Recovery Manager Suite now offers customers a broad range of functionality and pricing to meet our customers' diverse needs," said Steve Samuelson, Mainstar Executive Vice President and COO. “This new release is another step in a series of initiatives that will keep the Backup & Recovery Manager Suite at the leading edge." About Mainstar

Mainstar Software Corporation, founded in 1978, provides complete storage management and disaster recovery solutions for MVS environments throughout the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Australia, and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, please visit, e-mail, or call (425) 455-3589.