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Instant VM Recovery from Backup

Restoring a VM from backup may take significant time, as it is necessary to retrieve its data from a backup and reconstruct an original machine. However, in some cases, you do not have much time to wa ...

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How to Backup VMs to Azure – Part 2

In the first post of this series on how to backup VMs to Microsoft Azure, we looked at using an Azure VM running the transporter service and then provisioning a remote repository. The second method to ...

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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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How to Back Up VMs to Azure – Part 1

One of the hard and fast requirements of today’s modern backup solutions is the ability to be able to push data to the cloud as an offsite backup option. Offsite backups are essential as they protec ...

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The Importance and How to Offsite Backup | Disaster Recovery Scenarios

When thinking about disaster recovery and protecting backup data, we always want to have more than one source of being able to restore our production systems. There is an industry suggested standard o ...

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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 Should You 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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Benefits of Windows Server 2016 ReFS File System

Windows Server 2016 offers many exciting benefits across the board. However, when thinking about new storage features with this release and more importantly how it affects backups, one updated feature ...

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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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Setting Up Backup Verification

Perhaps one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to backup processes in general that most organizations fail to execute in their backup plans is backup verification. Often, many administrators m ...

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