Category: Backup Technologies

VMware Backup Best Practices

Backups are a critical part of our VMware virtual infrastructure. These days with mission-critical 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, the always-on infrastructure behind many web-facing businesses, busines ...

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Backup Deduplication Explained

Large virtual infrastructures generate a vast amount of backup data that leads to the increase of spending on storage infrastructure: storage appliances themselves and their maintenance. So network ad ...

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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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Image-Based vs. File-Based Backup

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 Crash-Consistent Backup?

In the world of backup technology, things have come a long way since the early days of backup software simply capturing files on disk. In the early days of backup software, backups would parse through ...

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VM Snapshot vs Backup

When it comes to quick rollbacks, snapshots on virtual machines are a quick and effective way to roll back to a point in time. Especially when it comes to development environments, VM snapshots are a ...

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What is VMware Changed Block Tracking and How It Works

When thinking about modern VMware backup solutions, most leverage a technology called Changed Block Tracking or CBT to facilitate taking incremental backups of virtual machines. This technology is der ...

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Crash-Consistent vs. Application-Consistent Backup

It goes without saying that backup data consistency is of utmost importance. In other words, is the backed-up data usable? Is it in a state that can provide a reliable restore point? Generally speakin ...

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