Backup for virtual servers News
June 08, 2016
Veeam made its name on its backup product for virtual servers, but now it plans to allow customers to backup physical servers too. It has long resisted this move, which isn't too surprising as it ...
February 11, 2015
This year, Unitrends announced UCRS, a new software bundle that offers backup for virtual and physical servers, as well as hybrid cloud DR.
September 17, 2014
One of the big surprises of the recent TechTarget European Purchasing Intentions survey was the appearance of Veeam as number two customer choice of backup software product. In the survey Symantec ...
October 09, 2013
Veeam Software integrates its virtual server backup with its Management Pack, enabling management of backup monitoring in Microsoft System Center.
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Virtual machine-specific backup software and VM backup functionality from traditional vendors have changed virtual server backup for the better. Continue Reading
How does agentless backup of virtual servers work? How does the system understand what needs to be backed up? Continue Reading
Don't stay stuck in the past when it comes to VM backup methods and tools. Modern hypervisors and third-party tools provide more options than ever. Continue Reading
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The measure of good backup software can often be how powerful the recovery tools are. Make sure to avoid these mistakes when backing up virtual servers. Continue Reading
Since legacy backup software products have added VM backup capabilities, why do so many shops stick with a VM-specific solution instead of simply performing all virtual server backups with one tool? Wouldn't that be more efficient? Continue Reading
What are the preeminent VM-specific backup apps out there? And what are the pluses and minuses of using VM-specific backup apps compared with using a legacy software application's VM backup features? Continue Reading
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There are many approaches for VM backup. Some shops take an agent-based approach while others use recovery-in-place for VM data protection. Continue Reading
Colm Keegan of Storage Switzerland discusses ways to prevent performance issues associated with virtual backups. Continue Reading
This section of our primer on data protection discusses some of the data protection options that deal with virtual server backups and BYOD. Continue Reading
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Backing up virtual servers was a serious challenge for a number of years. Even today, many shops use traditional, agent-based backup to protect virtual servers. But it's a classic example of something working well until it doesn't. Virtual server backup has a threshold of sorts. If you just need to protect a few, or even more than a few virtual servers, agent-based backup will probably work out fine. But if you can't count your virtual machines (VMs) on the collective fingers of your IT team, things can get a little bit iffy.
Resource contention and licensing costs are major issues, as is the difficulty to track and protect new virtual machines as they are created. However, these challenges can be avoided by choosing a VM-specific backup product. There are a number of third-party options available, and most legacy backup software products now offer a VM backup option. If you are experiencing VM backup issues or just getting started with backing up virtual servers, our Drill Down on VM backup can help.Continue Reading
Brien Posey looks at how although there are a number of techniques developed to reduce virtual server sprawl, the problem has not been eliminated. Continue Reading
Independent backup expert Brien Posey discusses using deduplication when backing up virtual machines in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading