Today (December 4, 2018), I am very excited to announce the first release of IBM Big Replicate for Backup v2.0, now available!


Big Replicate is a replication technology that gives you LIVE DATA — consistent data everywhere, spanning platforms and locations, even for changing data at petabyte scale. Big Replicate enables data replication for Hadoop and cloud object stores with continuous data availability and consistency exceeding the most demanding enterprise SLAs.

Big Replicate for Backup is an add-on to Big Replicate for Hadoop which provides backup and data restoration capabilities to your LIVE DATA environment. Have peace of mind and eliminate the danger of administrative errors or malicious activity losing data in a replicated environment by retaining and restoring data that has been modified in error.

Big Replicate for Backup uses existing Big Replicate mechanisms for the replication of HDFS data to other clusters, extending the capability to include a system for capturing snapshots of state for a replicated location that can later be restored from earlier states. This includes administrative, application or user-initiated changes to HDFS content so that a user with suitable privileges can restore the state of a selected portion of the file system to that from a time before the error occurred.

What’s new in Big Replicate for Backup v2.0?

1. Backup using HDFS Snapshots

Big Replicate for Backup 2.0 allows backup of HCFS data using the HDFS snapshot mechanism. HDFS Snapshots are read-only point-in-time copies of the file system which can be taken on a subtree of the file system or the entire file system. Snapshots are instantenous and very efficient – additional memory is used only when modifications are made relative to a snapshot.

2. Schedule periodic backups

Big Replicate for Backup 2.0 supports scheduling of backups per replicated directory.

        Technical documentation can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.
        This new release of Big Replicate offerings is available for download from Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.
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