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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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Screenshot Verification for Hyper-V – Sneak Peek

Our goal is to bring Hyper-V feature set on par with that of the VMware. One feature that is not yet available for Hyper-V is Screenshot Verification. If you’re not familiar with this feature, it pr ...

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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 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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