Directory Server Agents

Directory Server Agents are available from Arkeia for six operating system families. The directory servers do not need to be quiesced or stopped to allow consistent, full or incremental backups. Click on the name of any directory server for more information about the Agent. For precise architectures and operating system versions supported, see the platform support matrix.

Operating System FreeBSD Linux MacOS NetWare OpenBSD Windows
Microsoft Active Directory Agent
Novell eDirectory Agent


OpenLDAP Agent x x x x

In addition to the specialized agents listed above, Arkeia Software provides the ability to perform an 'object backup', allowing administrators to stream the output of a command directly to a backup device.  Common usage is with the tar command, log exporting, or a dump of a database; there is no need for disk staging, data is directly backed up to the destination device, including disk and tape.  This provides administrators with the ability to automate the backup ofcustom-built applications and/or databases.

It is also possible to launch commands before and after backups in order to quiesce the application, back up the data, then automatically relaunch the application at the end of the operation, resulting in reliable backups and minimal downtime.

You can find examples of such scripts on our Wiki for Scalix, Zarafa and Zimbra.

If you require support for an application not listed here, please contact us.