The Linbox Rescue Server is an asset management software including 5 modules :
- system backup for emergency crash recovery, hard disk cloning or deployment using a PXE network boot. This module was fully developped by Linbox FAS.
- file backup, based on the famous BackupPC, to which we have added a configuration interface,
- inventory, based on ocs-inventory agents, and on an agent which runs during the PXE network boot,
- Software deployment module which works with Linux, MacOS X and MS Windows clients, or any Un*x system running OpenSSH,
- remote control, based on TightVNC.
June 6th, 2007 : LRS is now GLPI compatible
The GLPI and LRS integration, constitutes the most powerful free asset management software available for your IT environment, with the following main features : system backup and OS deployment, files backup, application deployment, software and hardware inventory, remote control, and systems life cycle management.
April 25th, 2007 : Linbox adds patch and application deployment to Linbox Rescue Server
Linbox releases a new module for its Linbox Rescue Server (LRS) under the GNU GPL : the Linbox Secure Control (LSC).
The Linbox Secure Control lets you automate patch and application deployments accross heterogeneous IT environments.
Fully integrated into the LRS Web management interface, Linbox Secure Control monitors the status of each install and displays the status on screen, so you can quickly and easily ensure that each deployment has been successful. Software deployment tasks can be scheduled for later execution and can occur on any number of PCs in parallel.
As the LSC is based on open and secure standards such as OpenSSH, it can be used with PCs running Microsoft Windows, MacOSX, Linux and BSDs. More information can be found in the documentation.
A self-installable ISO and a ready to use VMware image are available for download to try out the new features.
September 6th, 2006 : CD or DVD restoration of LVM volumes
Linbox improves the Linbox Rescue Server with a new bootable CD or DVD restoration feature. You can now use a bootable CD or DVD to restore Linux LVM1/2 volumes frequently used on RedHat or SuSe distributions. Before, only the PXE network restoration was available for LVM volumes. For the full list of the LRS v20060906 changes, please consult the History file.
February 22th, 2006 : Linbox improves inventory system
Linbox improves the Linbox Rescue Server with a rewritten inventory module. The inventory data is now stored in an SQL database. It is thus possible to keep the full inventory history for each Workstation/Server?, manage custom inventory fields and build reports through the use of external tools such as OpenOffice.org Base. New easily installable inventory agents based on the OCS Inventory project are available.
As always, a new auto-installable ISO image for quickly testing the new functionalities can be downloaded here.
August 30th, 2005 : Logical Volume Manager support added
Linbox improves the Linbox Rescue Server by adding optimized support for LVM v1 and v2 (Logical Volume Manager) for the system backup. It's probably the first time that a disk imaging software fully supports, Linux server distributions from RedHat, Novell/SuSE and Mandriva/Mandrake? installed with complex partitioning schemes.
As always, a new auto-installable ISO image for quickly testing the new functionalities can be downloaded.
April 5th, 2005 : LRS code freed
Linbox FAS is a French free software pionneer company since 1996. Today LinboxFAS is innovating by opening the source code of its computer asset management software : the Linbox Rescue Server.