DMS Releases New Version of Disk Backup and Recovery Software
DMS Systems, Inc. announces Disk Backup & Recovery
System for UNIX
(DBR for UNIX), a new version of their DBR system. Basic
include error recovery, selective restores, multiple-volume
and multiple backups per tape. DBR for UNIX includes
and adds features compatible with UNIX systems: data
verification, prevention of accidental overwrite, full
optional retry of open files, customized reports, and
for 8mm and 4mm devices. DBR for UNIX provides a menu-
interface accessible from both text and X-terminals.
Other new features
include graphical access to the directory structure,
scheduling (weekly, monthly, daily, specific days, etc.),
for tape library management.
DBR for UNIX supports both tar and cpio formats. DBR
for Data General systems and has been used for over
eight years. Data
General purchased the product and distributes it as
Dump II/Load II
and Dump 3/Load 3. DBR can be used to migrate tapes
and UNIX systems, with tapes created by DBR on one system
by DBR on the other. For information, contact DMS Systems,
1111 Brickyard Road, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106,
(800) 284-8333; FAX (801) 484-3367.
SMCC and TIVOLI Sign Joint Marketing Agreement
TIVOLI Systems, Inc. has announced a joint marketing
Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation (SMCC, a subsidiary
of Sun Microsystems,
Inc.) to promote TIVOLI's WizDOM software for centralized
of distributed UNIX systems. Plans include collaboration
(Sun Microsystems' subsidiary and makers of the Solaris
system for SMCC platforms) with TIVOLI on underlying
for system management built on the Object Management
standard for distributed computing.
TIVOLI products currently available on Sun include WizDOM
Resource Management (PRM) and WizDOM Privilege and Security
(PSM). The products provide a point-and-click interface
routine tasks, such as remote management of hosts, users,
and administration of the Kerberos security/authentication
For information, contact TIVOLI Systems, 6034 West Courtyard
Suite 210, Austin, Texas 78730; (512) 794-9070;
FAX (512) 794-0623.
Sixth USENIX Systems Administration Conference
The 6th annual USENIX Systems Administration Conference
be held October 19-23 at the Sheraton Hotel, Long Beach,
CA. The only
conference which specifically provides a forum for system
LISA has historically targeted large system, but this
year the scope
is extended to include system administrators from all
The first two days include a dual-track tutorial program
both introductory and advanced system administration.
technical conference follows the tutorials.
The program committee plans to include papers which
available or fully described solutions to existing problems"
"in some way, advance the state of the art."
include: tools for real-time system troubleshooting,
system administration, distributed system administration,
growth and performance management, system security monitoring,
system administration, and system archiving and backups.
proceedings will be distributed to attendees and also
will be available
after the conference from the USENIX Association.
In addition to tutorials and regular technical sessions,
may include special panels, work-in-progress reports,
(BOF) sessions, and invited talks. For information contact
USENIX Conference Office, 22672 Lambert St., Suite 613,
El Toro, CA,
92630; (714) 588-8649; FAX (714) 588-9706.
Cumulus Technology Announces Support for New AlphaWindow Standard
Cumulus Technology has announced AlphaDesktop, a window
compliant with the Display Industry Association's (DIA)
standard, which defines a windowing system for alphanumeric
AlphaDesktop provides moving, resizing, selecting, copy-and-paste,
and hot-key functions while supporting up to seven sessions
windows. AlphaDesktop was based on a client-server architecture
includes Personal Touch, a point-and-click customization
AlphaDesktop is OSF Motif Level 1 compliant. AlphaDesktop
$150 for two users and supports UNIX open system environments,
including Pyramid, HP-UX, IBM RS/6000, Sun SPARCstation/SPARCstation
Server, Sun Interactive UNIX System v3.2, and SCO UNIX/Xenix.
information, contact Cumulus Technology, 1007 Elwell
Alto, CA 94303; (415) 960-1200; FAX (415) 960-3522.
AGE Releases New Version of X Server Software
AGE has announced a new release of XoftWare for Windows
X server software for MS-Windows. The new version is
MS-Windows 3.1 (and 3.0) and, according to data released
by AGE, significantly
increases performance. With XoftWare, X applications
can be displayed
using Microsoft's local window manager or other window
as mwm (Motif), olwm (OPEN LOOK), or dxwm (DECWindows).
for Windows v1.5 lists at $495. For information, contact
9985 Pacific Heights Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121; (619)
NCD PC-X Division Announces PC X Server for Windows 3.1
Network Computing Devices' recently acquired PC-X Division
the GSS Personal Graphics Division of Spectragraphics)
X Window System server software for MS-Windows 3.1 that
to mix multiple X Window and Windows 3.1 applications
on the display
screen. PC-Xview features include cut-and-paste between
X and Windows
applications, "virtual" screen panning, and
DECnet and XRemote, a data-compression algorithm for
serial communication. NCD describes PC-Xview as providing
up to triple
the performance of the previous version as measured
PC-Xview runs as an MS-Windows application and costs
$445, with free
upgrades for users of version 3.0. XRemote is priced
at $80 with PC-Xview
or $160 separately. For information, contact NCD PC-X
Quarterdeck Ships DESQview/X
Quarterdeck Office Systems, Inc. has released DESQview/X,
a DOS client/server
implementation of the X-Window System. DESQview can
and MS-Windows programs, and DESQview/X adds X Window
and network protocols, plus Rational Systems' 16- and
32-bit DOS extenders.
DESQview/X includes four companion programs: application
file management, icon editor, and Adobe Type Manager
QEMM-386, a memory manager, and Manifest, a system and
tool, are bundled with DESQview/X. Options for DESQview/X
a network manager for TCP/IP, an OPEN LOOK window manager,
OSF/MOTIF window manager. A minimal system requires
at least a 386SX,
4Mb RAM, and a 40Mb hard disk. For information, contact
Office Systems, 150 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405;
FAX (310) 399-3802.