Category: Backup Technologies

Crash-Consistent vs. Application-Consistent Backup Comparison

Discover how crash-consistent and application-consistent backups work. Learn about their differences and which one to use to create a reliable backup strategy.

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RTO vs RPO: Understanding the Key Differences for DR

Discover the main differences between RTO and RPO. Learn how to achieve tighter RTO and RPO to ensure quick disaster recovery and maintain business continuity.

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Differential Backup vs. Incremental Backup

Read about the difference between incremental and differential backup and the advantages and disadvantages of each in terms of backup windows and storage space.

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Forever Incremental Backups Explained

Learn the differences between incremental and forever incremental backups. Discover how you can implement them in your data protection activities.

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How to Back Up VMware VMs: The Definitive Guide

Follow these VMware backup best practices to ensure backup effectiveness, validity, security, and vSphere environment resilience.

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Best Practices of Using SAN Storage for VM Backup

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

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Image-Based vs. File-Based Backup Comparison

Image-based and file-based backup pursue different goals, and although they can be interchangeable, it is better to understand the purpose and the meaning of each of them. When it comes to backing up ...

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What is VM Backup and Replication in VMware?

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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What Is Application-Aware VM Backup?

When it comes to backups, there is a wide range of options that must be considered such as backup type, frequency, source, destination, and many others. Back in the early days of traditional backups, ...

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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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