Category: Data Protection

VMware vSphere Replication Best Practices

Follow these VM replication best practices when running your VMware vSphere replication software for reliable disaster recovery of workloads to replicas.

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Disaster Recovery Testing and Why Your Business Needs It

Disaster recovery testing ensures that a DR strategy works as planned when an incident actually occurs. Learn why testing is important for successful recovery.

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Securing Infrastructure for Work from Home

Ensuring the security of IT infrastructures and business data is challenging when working remotely. Here are some safety tips for employees and sysadmins.

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Tape Backup vs Disk Backup for VMs

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

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GFS Backup Retention Policy Explained

Ideally, the goal of backup is the ability to recover data from any point back in time. The straightforward way to do that is to keep periodical backups, usually daily. However, even with space-saving ...

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What Is VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT) and How Does It Work?

Learn about VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT), a technology used by data protection solutions to deliver fast incremental backups in vSphere environments.

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LAN-Free Backup Technologies for VMware vSphere

LAN-free backup methods allow separating production and backup data streams. This results in faster backups and less load on the production LAN and ESXi hosts.

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Setting Up Hyper-V Replication Natively and with the NAKIVO Solution

Learn two methods for setting up Microsoft Hyper-V replication: with native tools and with a dedicated DR solution for more flexibility and automation options.

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The Difference Between VM Snapshots vs Backups

Discover the differences between snapshots and backups. Learn about the pros and cons of each method and how to use them for an effective data protection plan.

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Thick and Thin Provisioning: What Is the Difference?

In this article, we are going to consider the storage pre-allocation aspect of virtual disk settings in detail and find out what thick and thin provisioning are, how they differ, and which of these st ...

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