Category: VM Backup

Faster VM Backup with VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT)

VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT) Essentials VMware is one of few companies that really care about backups in the enterprise virtual environment. Ever since VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 was introduced, ESX/ESXi hosts have been able to track changed disk sectors. This powerful monitoring mechanism is called Changed Block Tracking (CBT) and aims to improve the efficiency […]

Posted on July 26, 2017 by

VM Backup: How VSS Makes It Consistent

One of the important parameters of a VM backup is its consistency. The consistency guarantees that the virtual machine is fully functional after it was restored from a backup, instead of having just a bunch of files. A non-consistent backup will just copy files in their last-saved state without keeping any live changes. It is […]

Posted on May 17, 2017 by

Hyper-V Backup – Internal Developer Sneak Peek

Microsoft Hyper-V backup and replication are the features that we’re going to add to NAKIVO Backup & Replication soon. Our goal is to make an easy-to-use product that performs both Hyper-V backup and VMware backup in a single pane of glass. In terms of features, we aim to provide the same functionality for both hypervisors, […]

Posted on July 4, 2016 by

How to Build Your Own VM Backup Appliance

With the ongoing improvements in technology, there are more and more things we have to deal within the datacenter: more servers to maintain, more VMs to manage, more applications and databases to run, more of … everything. As an example, think how many VMs you had just 5 years ago and how many you have […]

Posted on September 9, 2014 by