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Backup and Recovery Tip: Stop Scripting Snapshots

Posted by Kristine Buyers on Jun 25, 2015 11:45:00 AM

In a time when data protection is becoming increasingly complex, snap shot technology provides businesses with two very important attributes that are largely absent from traditional backup approaches: speed and simplicity. They also offer recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives that are also impossible with a traditional backup system. 

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Topics: VMware

Backup and Recovery Tip: Choose the Right Backup Vendor

Posted by Kristine Buyers on Jun 25, 2015 11:25:00 AM

iStock_000026736004_LargeEvery company or organization has its own set of backup and recovery requirements. That is why, when considering a backup vendor or appliance, you should pursue an option that suits your company’s needs rather than the most popular one on the market. The wide range of backup techniques and appliances available today may make the decision process more overwhelming than it actually needs to be. The key is to analyze the requirements of your organization and always keep them at the forefront. Once you know what you need, it is easier to narrow down the list of specific solutions.

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Topics: Backup Appliances

Backup and Recovery Tip: Quickly and Easily Migrate Existing Physical Systems to Virtual Machines

Posted by Kristine Buyers on Jun 25, 2015 11:12:00 AM

iStock_000037027452_MediumOver the last several years, more and more IT organizations have turned to virtual machines for their backup and recovery needs. Virtualization technology offers benefits to organizations of all sizes. Although not all organizations plan to become fully virtualized, and although the virtualization use cases do vary somewhat from organization to organization, most have adopted or plan to adopt virtualization technology in one way or another. 

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Backup Appliances for Disaster Recovery

Posted by Kristine Buyers on Jun 2, 2015 4:10:56 PM

The days of in-house data recovery could be numbered thanks to the growing adaptation of backup appliances and the cloud. Companies are coming to depend on the remote backup of data, applications and operating systems, and they’re finding backup appliances let them accomplish this task almost seamlessly. Remote backup appliances are integrated, purpose-built hardware with built in software and they offer expandable storage space that can run into terabytes. They provide a simple way to backup files in case disaster recovery is needed, and you can link desktop computers and software to them, as well as laptops and notebooks.

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Topics: Backup Appliances

Choosing the Right Backup Storage for your Enterprise

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 26, 2015 11:44:00 AM

While backup storage of your enterprise’s data is not a sexy topic, it should certainly rise to the top of any conversation you have when determining the best ways to backup and store your company’s data. As I’ve blogged before, more and more companies are turning to the cloud for their Backup Appliances for Disaster Recovery needs. An essential component of any data protection strategy to protect your organization's critical data in a disaster has to include backup and recovery.

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Backup and Recovery Tip: Stop Running Two Backups for Granular Recovery

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 26, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Traditionally, backup and recovery procedures have required multiple agents and multiple backups. However, multiple backups lead to massive storage and time consumption, which can be a nightmare to manage. Fortunately, many Symantec Backup Agents offer Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which lets you restore individual items from database backups. A separate backup of the individual items is not required for you to recover one item.

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Topics: Backup and Recovery

Backup and Recovery Tip: Best Practices for Protecting Virtual Machines

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 26, 2015 11:01:00 AM

iStock_000047637780_MediumFor the last several years, virtual machines have been rising in popularity as the standard method for backing up large company data. While virtualization has improved efficiencies, it can also introduce new challenges driven by consolidated data stores, heavy workloads and scalable infrastructures. Many organizations are still protecting their virtual machines just as they did with their physical machines, and encounter a variety of issues along the way. The problem? It’s expensive, increases recovery time, weakens host performance and requires more storage.

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