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July 31, 2011  10:59 PM

The pain of snapshots!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, ESX, ESXi, snapshots, virtual machines, VM, VMWare

Hi folks! So as you know, one of the coolest features of having a VMware virtualized environment is snapshots. The ability to take a snap of a point in time on the server and then revert to it if need be. Lots of backup products leverage this capability to provide virtual machine backups....

February 28, 2011  11:04 PM

Veeam Backup!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, free, VCP, Veeam, Virtualization, VMWare

Hi folks! So if you follow my blog you have probably read about Veeam before. It's one of my favourite backup solutions for VMware environments. Veeam has been steadily improving it's product offering and has always been at the forefront of virtual machine backup solutions in my opinion. Now...


May 25, 2009  12:27 AM

Offsite Backups in Large Data environments without tape



Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, data centers, Deduplication, replication, robotic libraries, tape libraries, terabytes, VTL

Hi folks, I wanted to talk backup for a second. Now in large data center environments backup strategies aren't always cut and dry. You are usually dealing with large amounts of data and very small backup windows. We're talking about servers that need to be up 24/7 and 365 days a year and lots of...


September 29, 2008  6:24 AM

The virtualization wars are slowly starting to yield some benefits!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, backup agents, Backup Exec, ESX, ESXi, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Symantec, Symantec Backup Exec 12.5, virtual, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, windows agent

So this just in. Just in case if you were still wondering if there was anything to the virtualization mantra that is being constantly recited through the IT community, Symantec has announced that you no longer need to purchase individual Symantec Backup Exec agents for each guest OS that exists on...


June 27, 2008  3:56 PM

The value of taking the time to image servers…



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Acronis, Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows, backup, disaster recovery, Ghost, imaging software

Hello again! Today I wanted to talk a little bit about the value of imaging servers. What I mean by this is using a software product like Ghost or Acronis to take an exact image of the disk partitions so you have a nice "point in time" copy of a server. You see there are times when you need to...


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