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VM Backup Appliance Based on QNAP NAS – Available Today!

While NAKIVO Backup & Replication already provides a variety of deployment options, we’ve received a lot of requests from our partners and customers to extend our supported platforms to QNAP NAS ...

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Protecting Your Backups with Backup Copy

In thinking about making an enterprise environment resilient against a disaster whether natural, malware, or self-imposed, we need to think very carefully about our backups. It is extremely important ...

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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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Hyper-V Cluster Setup 3 of 3: Cluster Creation, Cluster Shared Volume, Highly Available VM

Now that we have the initial work out of the way in preparing our hosts, storage, networks and other details, we can look at actually creating the Hyper-V cluster, provisioning a cluster shared volume ...

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Basic PowerCLI Scripting for VMware vSphere

Previously, we looked at PowerCLI – what it is, how to install it, and integrating into Windows Powershell ISE. Now, let’s take a look at basic scripting including connecting, PowerCLI commandlets ...

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Hyper-V Cluster Setup 2 of 3: Hyper-V Role, Shared Storage, Virtual Switches

In the last post, we talked about the initial host configuration, planning our networks for the environment as well as creating storage targets. Let’s take a look at installing the Hyper-V role on o ...

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Introduction to VMware vSphere Automation with PowerCLI

PowerCLI is one of the most powerful means to automate the installation, VM provisioning, changes, and really any aspect of VMware vSphere. Anytime we can automate tasks that are performed frequently ...

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Hyper-V Cluster Setup 1 of 3: Host Configuration, Network Planning, Storage Target Configuration

When we think about engineering and architecting virtual infrastructures for the enterprise datacenter, one of the critical requirements when we think about building out any enterprise technology is h ...

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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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