Category: Data Protection

VM Backup Compression in NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to use different compression levels that suit your needs best. In this post, we walk you through using different compression levels and explain their benefits.

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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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What Is Incremental Backup?

The amount of data that businesses have to deal with today forces them to look for faster working and more reliable backup software. With so much business-critical data needing to be backed up on a re ...

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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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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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