What is an Arcserve UDP Plan?

When you want to achieve a goal … you first need to develop a plan. A plan is an organized way to perform tasks that produce a desired result. With Arcserve UDP, a plan is the single most important function that you can perform … if you do not properly protect your data, all of the restore capabilities will be wasted. A plan is the heart of Arcserve UDP.

In order to protect a node, you need to create a plan … with some type of backup task in the plan. A plan is a group of tasks tied together to manage the backup, replication, and/or creation of virtual standby nodes. A plan must have at least one task, but can also include multiple tasks. Tasks are a set of activities to define such parameters as the source, destination, schedule, and other task-related details.


Each plan must start with a primary task. There are three primary tasks to choose from: Backup, Replicate data from a remote RPS, and Virtual Standby.

1. Backup Task

Lets you create a backup task to protect Windows, Linux, and host-based virtual machine nodes. Based on the type of nodes you want to protect, you can select one of the following backup tasks:

  • Agent-Based Windows Backup

Defines a backup task to protect Windows nodes. In an agent-based backup method, an agent component is used to back up data. The agent is installed on the source node.

  • Host-Based Agentless Backup

Defines a backup task to protect host-based virtual machines in a VMware vCenter/ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V server. In an agentless backup method, you do not need to install an agent component on either the server or the virtual machine. However, you have to install the agent on a proxy server.

  • Agent-Based Linux

Defines a backup task to protect Linux nodes. The agent is installed on a Linux Backup Server and not on the source nodes that you want to protect.

2. Replicate from a remote RPS Task

Lets you create a task to replicate or receive data from a remote recovery point server (RPS).

3. Virtual Standby Task

Lets you create a task to create a virtual standby node.


Depending upon the primary task selected, there are then some corresponding subordinate tasks which can be added to your plan. (You can also string together multiple primary tasks in your plan if necessary). Remember, your plan does not have to include any subordinate tasks. It can just include a single (primary) task.

  • Replicate Task

Lets you create a task to replicate backup data from a recovery point server to another recovery point server.

  • File Copy Task

Lets you create a task to copy selected files from the source node and store the copied files in a local or shared folder. You can also store the files in a cloud storage location.

  • Copy Recovery Points Task

Lets you create a task to copy the recovery points to a local or shared folder.

  • Replicate to a remotely-managed RPS

Lets you create a task to replicate or send data to a remote recovery point server.


The following table displays subordinate tasks that you can add after you select a primary task:

Primary Tasks Subordinate Tasks
Backup: Agent-Based Windows
  • Replicate
  • Virtual Standby
  • Copy Recovery Points
  • File Copy
  • Replicate to a remotely-managed RPS
Backup: Host-Based Agentless
  • Replicate
  • Virtual Standby
  • Replicate to a remotely-managed RPS
Backup: Agent-Based Linux
  • None
Replicate data from a remote RPS
  • Virtual Standby
  • Replicate
Virtual Standby*
  • None

Revolution … Not Just Evolution

A unique “set and forget” backup and recovery solution, the Arcserve UDP 7000 is the first complete and the most cost-effective data protection appliance, featuring Assured Recovery™. The Arcserve UDP appliances are ideal systems for branch or decentralized offices or as the primary backup, deduplication, DR, and cloud gateway appliance for small and medium sized organizations.

All-In-One and Radically Simple

The Arcserve UDP Appliance is a backup and recovery revolution, not just an evolution. It has a unique and broad set of features, such as cloud-native capabilities, global source-based deduplication, multi-site replication, tape support, and automated data recovery. As a result, you get a combination of ease of deployment and usability, operational agility and efficiency, and pricing that is unmatched in the industry.

The Arcserve UDP 7000 Appliance portfolio is powered by Arcserve UDP, a next generation unified architecture for both virtual and physical environments. It can fit into a traditional software/server UDP deployment with the same feature set, and is managed from the same console. UDP appliances are also entirely interoperable between UDP systems.

Key Features Include:

  • 5 models in 3 capacities to protect from 1 up to 26 TB of source data.
  • Global deduplication, encryption, compression, and WAN optimized replication.
  • New UDP wizard simplifies setup and shortens time to first backup to less than 15 minutes.
  • All the features and capabilities of Arcserve UDP Advanced Server Edition in a simple yet extremely powerful all-in-one appliance.
  • Leverages a combination of SATA, SAS and SSD drives for optimized performance.
  • Multiple offsite protection options including automatic replication to Arcserve UDP appliance(s) residing in public or private clouds or secondary office sites or backing up appliance directly to tape.
  • Host-based, agentless backup for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Assured Recovery options include local, remote or cloud virtual standby, bare metal recovery, granular application recovery or simple file recovery.

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Try Before You Buy!

Arcserve UDP … The first solution to combine industry-proven backup, replication, high availability and true global de-duplication technologies within one unified console for virtual and physical systems.

This is certainly not your grandfather’s backup!

  • Designed for virtual environments…but can also “get physical”
  • Global source-side deduplication—it literally shrinks your source data
  • Built-in replication for remote offices, disaster recovery purposes or cloud destinations
  • Advanced and lightning fast disk imaging—who has time for backup windows anyway?
  • Easy to deploy and easy to use—time is money and life’s too short

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Arcserve’s solution does it all!

Getting Started with Arcserve UDP

getting started newBefore you use Arcserve UDP, you should become familiar with the user interface. The Arcserve UDP console interface lets you perform the following tasks:

  • Manage and monitor jobs
  • Add and manage source nodes
  • Add and manage destination recovery point servers
  • Manage plans to create backup schedules
  • Obtain data protection statistics
  • View error and warning logs
  • Manage and monitor Arcserve High Availability
  • Configure data protection settings
  • Restore Backup Data

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Arcserve has spread its wings as an independent company … and is soaring high!

Founded in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. For years, Arcserve has operated as a business unit within CA Technologies, providing backup and recovery solutions for virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud. But now Arcserve has emerged as a completely independent company that will not only continue to deliver innovative data protection solutions, but more important can be 100% focused on the data protection market!

Arcserve’s CEO Mike Crest believes the new ownership will position the organization to grow more aggressively. “Our continued focus is to cut through the complexity and clutter in our customers’ data protection infrastructures and deliver complete, simple and cost effective solutions for virtual and physical systems,” continued Crest. “As an independent company, Arcserve will be more agile and entrepreneurial with accelerated investments and expanded market opportunities, allowing us to do more of what we do best – serve our customers with a single-minded purpose and drive the innovations that will help them achieve their goals.”

Arcserve’s resurgence in the backup market accelerated quite rapidly during the first year of independence. In May 2014, Arcserve introduced its totally new game-changing Unified Data Protection (UDP) software. This new unified architecture drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console.

Not content to rest on this early accomplishment, Arcserve soon followed up in February 2015 by offering the industry’s first complete, cost-effective, and radically simple data protection appliance … the Arcserve UDP 7000 Series Appliances. For customers who require a “set and forget” backup and recovery solution, these new appliances (powered by Arcserve UDP software) is the answer!

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