Category: Data Protection

What Is Recovery Time Objective (RTO)?

The scope of downtime-related damage might seem hard to appreciate… until, that is, you measure it in cold hard cash. In a dedicated survey by ITIC (Information Technology Intelligence Consulting), ...

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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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The Best Way 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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Best Way to Back up VMware Virtual Machines: Comprehensive 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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The 3-2-1 Backup Rule – An Efficient Data Protection Strategy

Backups ensure that your critical data will survive any of the likely hazards. Too many individuals and companies have suffered from having their hardware lost or stolen, destroyed by fires or natural ...

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10 VM Replication Best Practices

Virtual machine replication (VM replication) is often confused with VM backup, but these VM data protection methods pursue different objectives and should not substitute each other (see our blog post ...

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Backup Types Explained: Full, Incremental, Differential, Synthetic, and Forever-Incremental

VM backup solutions for VMware and Hyper-V environments differ in many aspects, which can be the subject of a lengthy article. In this article, we are going to touch upon only one of these aspects – ...

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How to Increase VM Backup Speed to Its Maximum

Backup speed becomes a serious issue when your business operates 24/7 with hundreds of virtual machines up and running. You can imagine that it gets all the more serious when the number of VMs increas ...

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VMware vSphere Data Protection

vSphere Data Protection (or VDP for short) is a long-standing product you may have heard about or even used to protect your data in your vSphere environment. It’s no wonder that many organizations w ...

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Using SAN for VM Backup: Recommendations and Benefits

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

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