Posts by Brandon Lee

Best Practices of Using SAN Storage for VM Backup

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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What Is Application-Aware VM Backup?

When it comes to backups, there is a wide range of options that must be considered such as backup type, frequency, source, destination, and many others. Back in the early days of traditional backups, ...

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What Is VMware Changed Block Tracking and How It Works

When thinking about modern vmware esxi backup solutions, most leverage a technology called Changed Block Tracking or CBT to facilitate taking incremental backups of virtual machines. This technology i ...

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VM Snapshot vs Backup

When it comes to quick rollbacks, snapshots on virtual machines are a quick and effective way to roll back to a point in time. Especially when it comes to development environments, VM snapshots are a ...

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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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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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