Category: Backup Technologies

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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Legacy Backup and Why It Should Be Left Behind

In a fast-growing digital world, service availability requirements are close to 24/7/365 and have the highest priority. Ensuring availability of services that meet SLAs is almost impossible without th ...

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What is Synthetic Backup?

Over the years, the global business community has experienced a dramatic increase in data which needs to be processed, stored, and protected. Considering the fact that data protection is of utmost imp ...

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Legacy VM Backup vs. Native VM Backup

Today’s modern backup solutions, such as NAKIVO Backup & Replication, offer powerful backup and replication features for the enterprise datacenter environment. When we think about how far we ha ...

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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 diffe ...

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Exchange Log Truncation in VM Backups

One of the tremendous benefits to application-aware backups is being able to perform application-aware tasks such as truncating log files. Application-aware backups are able to flush any application s ...

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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 g ...

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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 environmen ...

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GFS Retention Policy Explained

At first, let’s recap what retention policy is and why we need it. 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 ke ...

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