Category: Backup Technologies

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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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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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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What Is Deduplication in Backup Data Storage

What is deduplication and how does backup deduplication work? Learn about this technology designed to reduce backup space consumption by saving only unique data.

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What Is Synthetic Full Backup: Facts Every Sysadmin Should Know

Learn about synthetic backup and how it compares to the forever incremental and full backup approaches to improve data protection efficiency and recovery times.

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Backup Types Explained: Full, Incremental, and Differential

Get a brief overview of data backup types (full, incremental, differential, synthetic, forever-incremental) and learn the pros and cons of each approach.

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How to Speed Up VM Backups and Improve Performance

Modern data protection solutions offer capabilities to optimize VM backup speed and performance. Discover some of the available features and their benefits.

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