CommVault Systems has launched a management tool and enhancements to two software packages to help users archive and preserve their storage data.

CommVault says it hoped the new products - which include QiNetix DataArchiver, QiNetix Quick Recovery 5.0 and QiNetix DataMigrator 5.0 - would help companies manage access and storage across multiple copies of data and improve application operational performance. This will lower overall storage costs, it says.

DataArchiver is a software module for the company's QiNetix data-protection product suite. It archives Microsoft's Exchange e-mail and lets users perform cross-mailbox full-content searches and capture and monitor all inbound and outbound e-mail.

The software lets users retain e-mail for specified time periods and access the e-mail when necessary. Users can search the e-mail archive for evidence discovery or compliance with government requests.

The company also enhanced its quick data recovery software by adding support for EMC's SnapView 2.0 and Microsoft Virtual Shadow Service. These products let users create point-in-time recovery volumes on any magnetic disk, allowing full recovery of applications in minutes, instead of hours. Version 5 of Quick Recovery also supports Solaris, and Oracle servers running on Solaris. And now incremental updates are faster.

CommVault also enhanced its DataMigrator software, which moves files to less costly storage. Version 5.0 supports Solaris and Microsoft Exchange. In Exchange, the product also supports Outlook Web Access and migration of .PST files.