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By Jason Buffington Evaluate Nov 04, 2016

Everything you need to know about snapshotting

Though backups are a core element of a basic data protection strategy, Jason Buffington explains why storage snapshots and replication are must-haves as well. Continue Reading


Manage Nov 04, 2016

Everything you need to know about storage snapshots

The role of storage snapshots in data protection is growing. Essentially, groups of disk blocks -- physical in an array or virtualized within a software-defined storage or virtual appliance -- storage snapshots ... Continue Reading


By Sander Van Vugt Evaluate Sep 22, 2016

Manage Btrfs snapshots with the SUSE Snapper utility

Learn how to use Btrfs snapshots with Linux utilities, such as Snapper and GRUB2, to revert back to previous states in the event of a configuration mishap. Continue Reading


By Stephen J. Bigelow Evaluate May 06, 2016

Why you would want to disable snapshots in a hypervisor

Since snapshots are essential to VM management, you might be wondering why anyone would want to disable them. In reality, unused and old snapshots can be a major drain on storage. Continue Reading


By Stuart Burns Get Started Apr 26, 2016

Master the basics of scripting by creating snapshots

Thanks to its predictability, scripting is quickly gaining traction; admins would be wise to get on board the bandwagon by familiarizing themselves with some basic scriptable tasks. Continue Reading


By Stephen J. Bigelow Get Started Jun 01, 2016

How do EBS snapshots back up cloud workloads?

Testing applications is a crucial element of our enterprise's software development effort. How can EBS snapshots keep production environments safe during testing? Continue Reading


By Chris Evans Nov 26, 2015

Snapshots: Hypervisor vs Array

Snapshots are a valuable part of the data protection toolkit, but where is it best to run them from – the hypervisor or the storage array? We look at the pros and cons Continue Reading


By George Crump Evaluate Nov 05, 2015

How to choose the right snapshot method

Snapshots and replication have become data protection tools of choice, but finding the right snapshot method for your data center can be challenging. Continue Reading


By Stephen J. Bigelow Problem Solve Apr 22, 2016

How can you disable snapshots in vSphere 6?

Reducing the number of snapshots that you have could boost performance. Here's how to disable snapshots completely. Continue Reading


By Carol Sliwa News Apr 19, 2016

Asigra launches free AWS Snapshot Manager

Backup vendor Asigra has launched a free software tool to smooth the management of Elastic Block Store snapshots in the Amazon Web Services platform. Continue Reading