Archive for the 'Backup Solutions' Category
This is a guest post by Gavin CROSS. I would like to start by thanking Gavin for the great contribution.
As we move further into the digital age, the preferred medium for storing data is becoming online services. Rather than a physical hard drive kept in your home or office backing up the hard drives you are using for the actual computers you work on, more and more storage is being done through online backup services. There are those who say the future is in the Cloud, but for now at least, we’re still relying on someone else’s physical hard drives kept offsite. Here are a few of the online backup services available:
1. Google Drive
Backing up your virtual environment does not have to be as challenging as it seems. Actually if you do it right it should be rewarding when compared with physical servers backup. You can restore VM from images backup much easier than you ever did with physical servers. Yes, you were able to restore physical servers from images backup as well but that had never been fun or easy to do. Restoring a physical machine from image backup had always meant fuzzing with drivers issues specially when using different hardware from the source. As virtual machines run independently from the physical hardware, they can be restored from images quickly to any host without caring about the hardware difference. This is alone is a huge advantage.
As I have been exposed to Virtualization, Storage & Disaster recovery solutions for quite long, PHD Virtual has approached me to give a feedback on their latest PHD Virtual Backup and Replication v5.3.1 for VMware vSphere. As I had a couple of hours today, I decided to see what I can a accomplish in them messing around with PHD Virtual Backup and Replication v5.3.1 for VMware vSphere in my home lab. At this post I will document the features I like most of the product, what I believe missing as well a high level steps of how to use the product.