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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 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


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 Brien Posey Evaluate Feb 24, 2016

When does storage snapshot technology work best?

Snapshots do not replace backup, but they can be used to enhance a data protection strategy if you use them at the right time and for the right tasks. Continue Reading


By Mike Preston Get Started Mar 24, 2015


By Brien Posey Evaluate Sep 21, 2015

How does a storage snapshot work with flat backup?

A flat backup may be cheaper than a traditional backup. It's based around use of a storage snapshot, which can provide nearly instantaneous recovery. Continue Reading


By Stuart Burns Manage May 12, 2015

How to keep virtual machine snapshots in check

While using snapshots can help undo a bad patch or faulty configuration change, they need to be controlled before they become a source of trouble. Continue Reading