Posts by Michael Bose

How to Back Up VMs to Amazon EBS in EC2

VM backup to cloud is one of the best solutions for a complete data protection cycle. This is where NAKIVO Backup & Replication is of great help, as it supports backing up VMs to clouds, like AWS. A simple scheme of backing up data to the cloud with NAKIVO Backup & Replication looks like this: […]

Posted on August 4, 2017 by

Faster VM Backup with VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT)

VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT) Essentials VMware is one of few companies that really care about backups in the enterprise virtual environment. Ever since VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 was introduced, ESX/ESXi hosts have been able to track changed disk sectors. This powerful monitoring mechanism is called Changed Block Tracking (CBT) and aims to improve the efficiency […]

Posted on July 26, 2017 by

Skipping Swap Files and Partitions in VM Backup

If a machine does not have enough physical memory (RAM) to hold all application and OS data, the OS takes up some space on a hard disc to be used as a virtual memory, extending the RAM. In Windows OS, this disc space is named a “swap file” and identified as pagefile.sys. In Linux OS, […]

Posted on July 17, 2017 by

NAKIVO Active Directory Integration Setup

Microsoft Active Directory is a leading authentication and authorization directory service, which provides the ability to centralize IT infrastructure management. In order to improve security and simplify user management, NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides integration with Microsoft Active Directory. This means that you can easily map AD security groups to NAKIVO Backup & Replication user […]

Posted on July 10, 2017 by

Restoring Microsoft Exchange Objects from VM Backup

Corporate email interconnects all parts of a business and is a critical service in any enterprise environment. Therefore, it is crucial to use a reliable and efficient email server like Microsoft Exchange Server. As an email service, Microsoft Exchange contains and manages a bunch of objects, such as mailboxes, groups, calendars, and various schedulers. Losing […]

Posted on July 3, 2017 by

Differential Backup vs. Incremental Backup

In earlier posts, we have covered how the incremental backup works. Now we will focus on how the differential backup works and compare it with the incremental one. Differential backup copies the differences in a VM made since a last full backup. This method is in between a full backup and a traditional incremental (not […]

Posted on June 28, 2017 by

Active Directory Objects Recovery from VM Backup

Active Directory and Objects Active Directory (AD) is a global authentication directory, which provides centralized IT infrastructure management. AD is one of the most critical business applications, which means that recovery is essential to lowering service downtime. AD can contain and manage a multitude of objects, which must be strongly organized. Some of the objects […]

Posted on June 23, 2017 by

Instant VM Recovery from Backup

Restoring a VM from backup may take significant time, as it is necessary to retrieve its data from a backup and reconstruct an original machine. However, in some cases, you do not have much time to wait until this process is complete. For example, the original VM got damaged, and you do not have a […]

Posted on June 21, 2017 by

VM Backup vs. VM Replication

VM backup and replication are essential parts of a data protection plan. At the first look, they seem similar and interchangeable, and this is partly true. VM backup and replication pursue different goals, so you need to think of them both when setting up a data protection plan and understand the difference between them. VM […]

Posted on June 9, 2017 by

RPO and RTO: What Is the Difference and Why You Should Care?

The ultimate goal of data protection is clear: you want to be sure that you will not lose data if something goes wrong. However, it is quite costly to mirror all the changes in your virtual environment to a DR site. That is why you need to accept the idea that you will lose some […]

Posted on June 7, 2017 by