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Make your Windows Server DisasterReady


The new ActiveImage Protector 2018 is here!

  • NEW Virtual Standby Availability: Creates automatically updated boot points with scheduled incremental snapshots directly to a VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V Host. When a disaster strikes, the virtual standby replica (VSR) can be instantly started (in two minutes according to our test result).
  • Post-backup processing including BootCheck™ and consolidation: Automatically ensures backup images are bootable using Microsoft Hyper-V, saving system resource and time. As part of ImageCenter installer (including in ActiveImage Protector 2018), it can be installed on any machine of the network to offload the BootCheck tasks to a dedicated system, greatly reducing resource demands on the backup source machine.
  • Updated and improved P2V, V2P, P2P, and V2V processing.
  • Enhanced Full-state file recovery retains access rights.
  • Supports Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Main features


Virtual Standby Availability

ActiveImage Protector 2018 includes vStandby virtual standby replica to recover your machine in less than 2 minutes in VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V, with no performance loss. It also work alongside any backup solution!

2 minute restore

Reduce downtime! Recovery Time Objective (RTO): 2 minutes

Includes ImageBoot offering instant availability for your Windows Server by booting a temporary replacement virtual machine directly from your ActiveImage Protector backup image file in only a couple of minutes, even when dealing with terabytes of data!

incremental backups every 10 minutes

Recovery Point Objective (RPO):
every 5 minutes

Incremental backups are made every 5 minutes that include only changed sectors. Minimise data loss with regular backups and smaller backup files.

flexible high speed recovery

Flexible high-speed recovery

Recover files and folders in seconds or restore an entire server from scratch in minutes instead of days.

unparalleled inline deduplication

Unparalleled inline deduplication 

Dramatically reduce backup storage space requirements with our Inline Data Deduplication and Compression feature and with less impact on backup windows and restore time than competing solutions.

3 offsite replication targets

Offsite replication and image management

Use ImageCenter LE for scheduled offsite replication and consolidation of your base and incremental ActiveImage Protector backup image files. Replicate offsite using FTP, sFTP or WebDAV and to Amazon S3 or any private, public or hybrid cloud. You can further reduce resource demands on your productive server by installing ImageCenter LE on an alternate machine.

Backup features

  • Fast backup with Smart Sector Technology
    Speeds up backup performance by backing up only used sectors which in turn utilises less disk space.
  • Exact Point-In-Time multi-volume snapshots
    Supports Microsoft VolSnap & VSS aware applications.
  • Non-intrusive
    You won’t notice when a backup is being made, even with deduplication running!
  • Secure encrypted image files
    Password protect and encrypt disk images with AES 256 bit encryption.
  • Push install
    Install and monitor all your networked servers from a central UI.
  • Flexible Multi-Scheduling Feature
    Create multiple schedules in a single backup task. For example, you can create a new full back-up each month for an ongoing weekly schedule backup job.
  • Network Bandwidth Usage Throttling
    When backing up to a network share, use the network bandwidth throttling feature to adjust the overall impact a backup job has on network bandwidth.
  • Automatic E-Mail Notification
    Set email notifications to be sent (using SSL/TSL) in the event of backup completion and backup failure or when ActiveImage Protector encounters an error or a restart.

Restore & Migration features

  • Instant Availability using ImageBoot for instant failover
    Boot your backup as a fully functional virtual machine in only a few minutes in VMware WorkStation, Player / Player Pro or Microsoft Hyper-V. ImageBoot serves as an interim replacement server to bridge the gap between disaster and recovery.
  • Granular file and folder recovery
  • Fast Bare-Metal recovery
    Dramatically speeds up disaster recovery
  • 1 click virtualisation
    Convert a physical disk to a Hyper-V VHD or VMware VMDK virtual disk with 1 click of your mouse.
  • Improved system recovery for GPT/EFI in bare metal environments
  • Restore to different hardware or hypervisor
    Restore P2P, P2V, V2V and V2P using the Architecture Intelligent Restore (A.I.R.) feature.
  • Shrink on the fly
    Restore to a smaller partition.
  • Create test environments
    Create test machines based on productive servers with our 1 click virtualisation feature.
  • Includes a Linux based Recovery Environment (AIPBE)
    Perform disaster recovery and create cold backups using the recovery environment. Our Linux-based recovery environment can be used as an ISO file, on optical media or as a USB drive.
  • Boot ActiveImage Protector’s recovery environment directly from your hard drive
    With the Pre-Boot Recovery Environment, no need of an external device or optical drive.
  • Includes a WinPE-based boot environment builder
    Requires Windows ADK and AIK to be installed
  • Restore multiple source images to multiple target disks in a single operation
    Select and restore a system volume by dragging the volume image to the target disk. Then, select an incremental data volume image from a different date or backup source for complete recovery.

Additional features

  • Command line execution
    Most of ActiveImage Protector’s features can be launched through the command line.
  • Support for the latest OSes and uEFI
    Supports backup and recovery of GPT disks in a uEFI boot environment.
  • Support for the legacy OS (Windows Server 2003)
  • Virtual environment support
    Migrate and restore both virtual and physical machines V2P (virtual to physical), V2V (virtual to virtual) and P2V (physical to virtual).
  • Direct P2V conversion to VMware ESXi 
    Eliminate the need to create and upload a VMDK to your ESXi host by converting your hard disk as a VMDK and upload it directly to your ESXi host.
  • Notify Update
    On-line Update Automatically checks for updates over the network and installs the latest updates.
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I had the chance to test the pre-release of ActiveImage Protector 2016 and must say, I am really impressed with the modern dashboard and the many options it provides for running and checking backup jobs. But beyond just looks, it is apparent that NetJapan’s development team worked really hard to deliver something truly new! For example, the improved deduplication and unlimited offsite replication features are really critical to us given the large amount of customer data we manage. All in all this is a great tool – technicians, resellers and even end users will find it easy to use. I strongly recommend you have a look at it.
— Bernhard Peter
NetJapan Reseller, Motum5 Systemhaus GmbH

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