Posts by Brandon Lee

How to Back Up Hyper-V Virtual Machines: Ready-to-use Checklist

Microsoft has made tremendous strides getting Hyper-V adopted by enterprise datacenters. Since its early days, Hyper-V has greatly matured into a fully-featured and robust hypervisor that is gaining m ...

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How To Backup VMware Virtual Machines: Checklist

VMware has long been an industry leader in providing enterprise-level virtualization solutions, such as VMware vSphere – a powerful platform with many key features and functionality, which empowers ...

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Business Continuity Plan Checklist

This checklist helps organizations create an effective and efficient Business Continuity Plan that ensures they can withstand a disaster successfully.

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Tape vs. Disk for VM Backup

A look at advantages and disadvantages as well as use cases of backing up VMs to tape vs. disk

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Hyper-V Replication Setup: Walkthrough

When trying to round out your disaster recovery plan, you will no doubt want to have a replicated copy of virtual machines located in a separate environment. Ideally, the environment would be geograph ...

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Increasing VM Backup and Replication Speed with Network Acceleration

Network infrastructure and bandwidth are crucial factors when thinking about data protection and recovery tasks, such as VM backup, replication, backup copy, and recovery in VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS E ...

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Using SAN for VM Backup: Recommendations and Benefits

Storage Area Network (or SAN) has long been staple storage in the enterprise datacenter. Especially since virtualization has also become a major component of enterprise datacenters, traditionally, ava ...

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File Recovery from VM Backup

When it comes to restoring from VM backups, one of the core functionalities needed is recovering a file or files that may have been accidentally or intentionally deleted, corrupted by a system failure ...

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VMware Snapshots in vSphere How To

VMware vSphere virtual machines provide powerful capabilities that allow today’s workloads to have a very agile, versatile, and efficient environment for software. One of the tantalizingly cool feat ...

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Back Up a vCenter Server Appliance: How-To

One of the downsides with earlier versions of the vCenter server appliance or VCSA was the lack of a native backup mechanism within the appliance to perform backups of your vCenter data. With VMware v ...

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