The Smart Choice in Data Protection
Reliable, rapid, and low-cost backup and recovery. Protect and recover your data from human errors, disasters, and ransomware attacks. Fast recovery in-place from disk, tape and cloud.
DPX 4.9 extends GuardMode to Linux, improves quality of alerts, and adds UI and vStor enhancements:
  • Adds support for Linux servers and Samba shares to GuardMode and syslog notification, to provide early ransomware detection and notification before you do a backup; enables recovery from backups of only affected data.
  • Detects encrypted files and tracks the encryption process to understand scope of infection and to provide a list of affected files to restore.
  • Improves quality of alerts to backup admins and SIEMs by looking at file entropy and magic signatures on files suspected to be impacted.
Discover the Smart and Secure Choice for Data Protection
What do you value in a backup solution?  How about these:
  • Reliable and secure backup that just works
  • Built-in, proactive ransomware protection
  • Rapid and granular recovery when you need it
  • Low cost, easy to understand licensing and storage model
  • A first-class support team that solves your problem
If you don’t have these, the rest doesn’t really matter. That’s why we’ve spent over 20 years focused on these core values.
Hyperscaler with DPX

Who doesn’t need a really low-cost, backup storage appliance? Or need a remote office or edge backup appliance?

Robust Backup and Recovery

DPX provides robust backup and recovery capabilities. Patented block-level protection reduces backup time and impact by 90%, for both physical and virtual servers. Files and applications are easily recovered directly from backup storage. You can have peace of mind that your data is secure and reliably protected per your Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs). The vStor backup repository is a flexible and scalable software-defined backup target that frees you from expensive backup appliances and vendor lock-in. It supports both inline source deduplication and compression and it provides point-to-point replication for DR or remote office support. You can archive data to tape or to cloud object storage.

GuardMode Ransomware Protection

Backups are your last line of defense against ransomware for recovering your data. DPX GuardMode provides an additional layer of ransomware detection to backup teams by proactively monitoring for suspicious activity and encrypted files. When ransomware strikes, DPX provides a list of affected files to restore and multiple recovery points so you can spin the clock back to just before the infection happened. Backups are immutable snapshots that can be stored as offline, air-gapped copies on tape and cloud object storage. Archived data cannot be modified or deleted, protecting backups against early deletion and providing an extra layer of off-line protection.
Catalogic DPX Use Cases
Backups are a necessary insurance policy. They might be used to restore a database table or a single file after accidental deletion, or to recover your servers and data after a ransomware attack. In the worst case, you can recover all your data and systems lost to a natural disaster or a major ransomware attack. In all these use cases, broad application and systems coverage and reliability is paramount.

But backup can also be more than an insurance policy. With instantly accessible backup images, you can leverage backup data sets for many other tasks, such as dev-test, DevOps, reporting and compliance, and analytics.

DPX delivers across a range of enterprise backup and recovery use cases, including all your old favorites!

Secure Data Protection

Get backups done on time, reliably, and inexpensively, for physical and virtual environments.
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Data Protection

Getting backups done on time and reliably are leading data protection challenges.  With Catalogic’s patented block-level backup technology, you’ll reduce backup times by 90% and almost never have to troubleshoot a backup failure. Finally, you can have peace of mind that your data is reliably protected and will be there when you need it. And the vStor backup repository allows you to build backup targets to your own specifications, to meet your performance and capacity requirements.

Rapid Granular Restore and Disaster Recovery

Restore systems in the time it takes to boot them using our patented Instant Virtualization technology.
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Rapid Recovery and DR

Nobody likes waiting for a recovery when business operations are down. With DPX, you can restore systems in the time it takes to boot them using our patented Instant Virtualization technology. Snapshots can be mapped to stand in for lost volumes with only two mouse clicks. For targeted recoveries, you can rapidly recover files, Exchange and SharePoint items, SQL database tables and more, without needing to restore an entire database or volume. Catalogic recovery works locally or remotely to support Disaster Recovery scenarios. Data replication allows you to efficiently move data off-site.

Proactive Ransomware Protection

Early detection with recovery from backups that are immutable snapshots and air-gapped from ransomware.
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Ransomware Protection

Ransomware infestations are growing at a record pace and unfortunately, many of these viruses slip past anti-virus systems.  What if your backup software could also monitor your data and detect suspicious behavior and alert you to it?  That is what DPX GuardMode does – an an additional layer of ransomware detection for backup teams that proactively monitoring for suspicious activity and encrypted files.

Then when ransomware strikes, DPX provides a list of affected files to restore and multiple recovery points so you can spin the clock back to just before the infection happened. Backups are immutable snapshots that can be stored as offline, air-gapped copies on tape and cloud object storage. Archived data cannot be modified or deleted, protecting backups against early deletion and providing an extra layer of off-line protection.

Speed of recovery is crucial for getting your organization back to operational status. And DPX can help with the ultimate form of protection from electronic attack: having air-gap security in the form of cloud object storage or backup tapes.  DPX block-level backups are also stored as immutable snapshots. That means that unlike backups stored as files, block backups cannot be manipulated by ransomware. With DPX, your backup data is secure.

Cloud Integration

Archive backup images to your S3 object storage provider, lock them, and find them when you need them.

Cloud Integration

Organizations are increasingly moving to the Cloud for long term backup storage. Catalogic DPX makes it easy for you to send backup images into the Cloud and to find them easily when you need them. Backups can be sent directly into the Amazon Cloud or Microsoft Azure. Or, by using a NetApp® AltaVault® cloud-integrated storage appliance, numerous public and private clouds are accessible.

Tape Support

Full support for multiple tape drives and new formats like LTO-9. Tape support will never be discontinued.
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Tape or Tape Replacement

Tape is the IT technology that is always going but never gone. Many organizations still rely heavily on tape, which is why DPX includes full-fledged support for multiple tape drives and formats. This isn’t bolted-on bare-bones tape: it’s true, enterprise-class tape management. But if you’re ready to leave tape behind, DPX also offers true disk-to-disk and disk-to-cloud protection that can have you saying goodbye to tape for good.

Remote Office Backup

Software-defined backup repository to build your own local backup targets, as simple as a single virtual machine.
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Remote Office Backup

Protecting remote offices has always been a challenge. Legacy backup tools are often too complex. Simplicity matters when on location IT staff may be limited. Bandwidth concerns are also significant. Catalogic DPX shines in both regards. The vStor data repository can be as simple as a single virtual machine, making it the perfect solution for smaller offices. The local vStor provides rapid on-site recovery, while data replication sends copies back to the data center for true DR and data centralization.

Microsoft 365 Backup

Protect your Microsoft 365 data and your open VM platforms to provide granular recovery, DR and compliance.
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Microsoft 365

SaaS platforms like Microsoft 365 do not have built in data protection. Your data is always your responsibility, and that’s where the big disconnect arises. DPX vPlus for Microsoft 365 is a powerful data protection solution for Microsoft 365 and its components – Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams.


Extremely cost-effective NDMP backups to disk, tape or cloud for NetApp or Isilon or NetApp OSSV replacement.
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NDMP Backup and OSSV Replacement

Catalogic helped pioneer NDMP backups and remains a leader in supporting NDMP for multiple vendor NAS systems, including NetApp NDMP and Isilon NDMP backups. Catalogic supports NDMP backups to disk, tape and cloud. You can deploy DPX as an extremely cost-effective standalone NDMP backup or NetApp OSSV replacement solution that can save you as much as 80% on your legacy backup software costs.

Customers have relied on NetApp OSSV backup agents for their data protection needs for years. But OSSV agents don’t support Clustered Data ONTAP targets, and they don’t work on the current versions of Windows or Linux. For NetApp OSSV users, DPX offers a seamless, low-risk replacement for OSSV when moving to Clustered Data ONTAP.

Micro Focus OES Backup

Leader in Novell backup since 1997, including Micro Focus OES 2018/2023 and Groupwise, with granular restore.
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Micro Focus Data Protection

Catalogic has provided industry leading protection and recovery for Novell products since 1997, pioneering many protection features such as Open Enterprise Server (OES) cluster support and deep GroupWise integration. Unlike many other vendors, we’ve never backed off on our commitment to the Novell family of products, even as they have shifted to Micro Focus.

DPX Resources
What's New in Catalogic DPX 4.10
Catalogic DPX Data Sheet
GuardMode Ransomware Detection
Additional Features

The vStor Software-Defined Backup Repository

The vStor backup repository is a flexible and scalable software-defined backup target that frees you from expensive backup appliances and vendor lock-in. Built on open source components, vStor can use any block storage without restrictions. It supports both deduplication and compression for efficiency and provides point-to-point replication for DR or remote office support. With vStor, you can build different backup targets to meet your performance needs. For example, a single VM to support a small office, or a high-performance vStor built on all-flash storage for your most critical workloads. There are no additional licensing costs for vStor repositories. vStor can be deployed quickly as a virtual appliance or installed on a physical server to meet performance needs. For more details on vStor, contact us.

Multi-purpose Backup Images

Catalogic DPX stores backups as usable snapshots. Data can be accessed for recovery purposes, but it can also serve to provide needed data for other use cases, such as reporting, dev-test, analytics and so on.  Snapshot backup images can be mapped to compute nodes with only a few mouse clicks, giving you fast and easy data delivery.

Simple Object Recovery

DPX provides rapid, easy recovery of application data objects. This includes Microsoft Exchange (emails, contacts, tasks, etc.), Microsoft SharePoint (documents, lists, sites, etc.) and Microsoft SQL (individual table items). Easy drag-and-drop recovery uses mapped backup images that take only moments to access, dramatically reducing recovery time. 

Unique NetApp Integration

For NetApp users, DPX offers unique integration with NetApp ONTAP. DPX sends data blocks directly to NetApp storage, eliminating the need for media or device servers. This increases efficiency and reduces network complexity.

Detailed Reporting

The DPX reporting tool, powered by Microsoft BI, provides a variety of reports for the DPX enterprise, including important information about backup types, DPX nodes, storage, status, job details, backup data growth and much more. Reporting is included at no additional cost. For more information on reporting,see our Power BI data sheet

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System Requirements, Deployment & Compatibility
Catalogic’s enterprise data protection solution offers broad platform compatibility with your network, servers, applications and databases. For information on how to deploy DPX, please see the Catalogic DPX Deployment Guide

For specific compatibility information, see the Catalogic DPX Compatibility Guide.

TypeDPX Master or Device Server or DPX vStor ServerClient
Memory4 GB minimum, 8 GB recommended2GB minimum, 4 GB Recommended for Enterprise Applications
Processor2 Cores minimum1 Core minimum
Architecturex64 RequiredPlease refer to latest Compatibility Guide
Disk Space5 GB minimum free space on system drive for installation, and 100 GB for catalog storage (direct attached or SAN)4 GB minimum free space on system drive for installation*
Operating SystemPlease refer to latest Compatibility GuidePlease refer to latest Compatibility Guide
*Note: For Windows clients with limited disk space, a client-only installer is available, which requires only 1.2GB of temporary free space on the system drive. For details and restrictions, see the DPX Deployment Guide.
The above recommended configuration can support an enterprise with up to 300 clients. Larger enterprises can be accommodated by introducing additional master servers. DPX performance is dependent on backup job configuration and scheduling. The above recommended configuration is able to support approximately 25 concurrent jobs, with each job backing up one client. The master server may be virtualized; however, the required resources as specified above must be reserved for the virtual machines serving in this capacity. Please consult your virtualization vendor (i.e. VMware, Microsoft) to review supportability of tape library or tape drives by the guest OS where you planning to install the master server. For example, fiber channel tape devices are not supported by VMware ESX Server).

Since backup and restore performance is greatly dependent on disk and network I/O, choice of storage subsystems, network infrastructure components, as well as applicable configuration parameters for each will determine actual performance within specific IT environments.

Case Studies

Catalogic DPX Helps CreditGUARD Recover from Ransomware Attack

When confronted with the ransomware threat, the critical role of their investment in DPX became clear. The robust DPX system, featuring multiple authentication layers, remained untouched by the attack. Simultaneously, their data, preserved in immutable vStor snapshots, was immediately ready for recovery.
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What Clients Say About Us
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Josh Foremaster

Assistant Director of IT Operations, Southern Utah University
"The configuration was simple, the support team quickly helped us through the usual startup glitches, and it works just as we had hoped. Scheduling backups has become a snap, and everything just works. We don’t need to watch over it or restart jobs anymore."