Cloud backup is not the same as standard datacenter backup

David Linthicum

Backup is just good policy. We have whole industries that provide backup sites and backup technology. You need the ability to back up data and applications someplace, so they can be restored somehow, to keep the business running in case of some natural or manmade disaster that takes the primary business-critical systems down. They can be passive, meaning that you can restore the site in a short period of time and get back to operations.

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Hyper-convergence + backup software = scale-out backup nodes

Computer Weekly

Hyper-converged infrastructure with built-in backup software brings scale-out capabilities to provide data protection nodes via pre-configured appliances that can build into clusters

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Backup 101: Incremental vs differential vs synthetic full backup

Computer Weekly

Backup methods pros and cons: Full, incremental, differential, synthetic full, incremental forever, and reverse incremental. We set out the advantages and drawbacks of each

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Firms urged to automate security certificate backup after Globalsign blackout

Computer Weekly

Online firms are being urged to reduce their dependency on single certificate authorities by automating backup processes

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Ransomware: Protect yourself with good backup and cloud policies

Computer Weekly

The best way to protect against them is to have up-to-date in-house backups and to ensure cloud backups are adequately protected and availableMore ransomware attacks are likely.

Bupa Dental saves £350k by insourcing and Veeam backup

Computer Weekly

Healthcare organisation sweeps away chaotic backup situation and standardises on Veeam Backup & Replication to save £350,000 a year in management and maintenance costs

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Backup product survey: Cloud and VM integration now table stakes

Computer Weekly

For enterprise backup, cloud integration and the ability to backup and be deployed in virtual machines as well as be controlled from the hypervisor are table stakes, along with data reduction and app-specific backup

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The End of Backup

Data Center Knowledge

As many IT professionals have discovered too late, backups are also unreliable, a situation made even worse by the fact that bad backups typically aren’t discovered until there’s a need to restore. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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Cleaning Up and Automating the Backup of Bitlocker Passwords to Active Directory

Mick's IT Blog

Recently, I was reviewing the bitlocker recovery password backups. While looking over the AD backups, I noticed some machines stored multiple recovery passwords due to systems being reimaged and then some had duplicates.

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Is Data Backup Really That Important

IT Toolbox

So, we have technology and access to affordable, yet best backup software, but should we really use it? s see if the following information can help you answer this question

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Dubai-based logistics company automates backup through cloud

Computer Weekly

Cloud backup and storage automation are key to supporting expansion at Middle East logistics company, CWT-SML

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News UK dumps tape for backup with Zadara cloud storage

Computer Weekly

News publishing corporation saves up to 40% on hardware and software costs by switching in-house hardware for a cloud-first policy, using Zadara cloud storage as a backup target

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Backup product survey: Cloud and VM integration now table stakes

Computer Weekly

For enterprise backup, cloud integration and the ability to backup and be deployed in virtual machines as well as be controlled from the hypervisor are table stakes, along with data reduction and app-specific backup

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Laing O’Rourke unifies on-site and cloud backup on Commvault

Computer Weekly

Construction firm sweeps away tape and multiple backup products for single Commvault environment to cut admin time, slash backup windows and boost legal and regulatory compliance

Commvault joins the hyper-converged backup wave with Hyperscale

Computer Weekly

Hyperscale Software and Hyperscale Appliance bring Commvault backup software in a reference architecture/software product or as a pre-configured server/storage box

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Hot Backup Software

Galido

A hot backup, also called a dynamic backup, is a backup performed on data even though it is actively accessible to users and may currently be in a state of being updated. Here are some free and effective hot backup software that may be useful for your environment.

Iceland IT firm gets Cohesity hyper-converged backup boxes

Computer Weekly

Thekking scraps ageing IBM and HPE iron for Cohesity hyper-converged nodes with hybrid flash capacity to power deduplication for Veeam backups

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Cloud backup could have prevented Delta's meltdown

David Linthicum

However, Delta could not recover or switch to backup systems. I hope you weren't flying Delta this week. If you were, you know that Delta's systems experienced an outage, and of course passengers bore the brunt of it in hundreds of canceled and delayed flights. When Delta performs a postmortem on this outage, it will likely find that the outage was caused by a common occurrence: network failure. As my InfoWorld colleague Andrew C.

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Backup To The Future?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  It seems there''s never enough performance: no one wants to wait for a backup, let alone an urgent recovery.    The core technologies are changing: witness the emergence of PBBAs (purpose built backup appliances) as well as various forms of snaps and replication. 

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Rubrik Alta adds Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV to backup appliance

Computer Weekly

Rubrik backup appliance now support all major physical and virtual server platforms in flash-equipped boxes that range from a few tens of TB to the hundreds

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Plastics maker dumps tape for Arcserve backup appliance and cloud

Computer Weekly

PW Hall faced backup windows of 13 hours but reduced this to about 90 minutes a day spread across a number of incrementals with jobs copied to cloud backup

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Backup testing: What to test, when to test, how often to test

Computer Weekly

We run the rule over what’s involved in backup testing in virtual and physical server environments, how often you should test and the key pitfalls to avoid

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Law firm rolls out 54TB of NEC Hydrastor NAS as backup target

Computer Weekly

Quislex has cut backup windows by a third and will roll out 700TB of NEC Hydrastor to Hyderabad datacentre to provide a grid of deduplicated storage for backup and archive

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iomart Acquires Cloud Backup Provider Backup Technology for $37M

Data Center Knowledge

iomart Group acquired cloud backup and disaster recovery services provider Backup Technology for $37 million. Shared

How to Take Backup and Restore Office 365 Mailboxes

Anoop

Do we need to have a backup for a SaaS solution like […]. The post How to Take Backup and Restore Office 365 Mailboxes appeared first on Anoops. Veeam featured How to recover Office 365 mail How to restore Office 365 Backup How to Take Backup of Office 365

Backup and Recovery Startup Rubrik Raises Funds at $1.3B Valuation

Data Center Knowledge

Newly minted unicorn hopes new-gen cloud-compatible backup/recovery software will replace legacy tech by Dell, Veritas Read More. Investing Storage

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NAKIVO Backup & Replication Beta Release v7.4 Features

Anoop

NAKIVO backup and replication v 7.4 More details – Video Walk Through of NAKIVO Hyper-V Backup. The post NAKIVO Backup & Replication Beta Release v7.4 HyperV backupbeta version released recently. I tried their production version of the software, and it was a pleasant experience to install and use for Hyper-V labs. All Beta program participants who fulfill the program requirements can receive an Amazon gift card. […].

PowerShell Backup Bitlocker Recovery Password One-Liner

Mick's IT Blog

While writing the solution for a secure and safe deployment of BIOS updates, I had to come up with a one-liner to backup the Bitlocker recovery password to a file named.txt in a secured UNC path. This can be used deployed through SCCM to machines to backup their recovery keys. Yes, we already have MBAM, but I wanted an extra layer of safety in the event something went wrong when applying the BIOS updates to the Bitlockered machines, thereby requiring the recovery password.

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Cisco, NetApp Invest in Business Cloud Backup Startup Datos IO

Data Center Knowledge

Company claims its tech simplifies backup across clouds and on-prem data centers Read More. Business Cisco Cloud Startups

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Top 10 storage and backup stories of 2017

Computer Weekly

In Computer Weekly’s top 10 storage stories of 2017, we tracked key trends such as the continued rise of hyper-converged infrastructure, the emergence of NVMe flash and object storage

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Tape backup: Often old and confused, but quite cheap

Computer Weekly

Survey results show those with tape are likely to have old tapes, multiple formats, including defunct ones, and no way of knowing what is on them. But tape is still quite cheap for most

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Video Walk Through of NAKIVO Hyper-V Backup – Installation

Anoop

In this post, I will share my experience of installing NAKIVO Hyper-V backup solution. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports Microsoft Hyper-V 2016, 2012(R2), and 2012 hypervisors. The post Video Walk Through of NAKIVO Hyper-V Backup – Installation appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. HyperV NAKIVO featured NAKIVO Backup Video NAKIVO for Hyper-V Video Guide NAKIVO Hyper-V Backup

Best Ways to Backup Data in 2017

IT Toolbox

This post looks at a few great ways to backup your data

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