I was just told by a vendor that CA Arcserve r12, which should be released any day now, is no longer available in a linux version. You can get a linux agent, but it will now require a windows box to act as server.

If true this is a step back for the OES crowd. R11.5 for linux was a great pairing for small biz customers with the NOWS suite that had no windows servers.

Has anybody else heard this? If true does anybody have a good recommendation for a pure linux backup solution that can backup edir and gw on OES using TSA's?

I've used others like commvault with good success but thats for my larger customers that can afford to buy a windows lic just for backup. And doing eDir backup scripts does not give the customer "per object" restores they need.