StorMagic SvSAN – Overview

StorMagic SvSAN is a software-defined storage solution that turns commodity servers into highly available shared storage. A Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA), that runs on VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V, is used to manage internal or direct-attached storage providing iSCSI targets. The iSCSI targets are assigned to hypervisor hosts, formatted with a file system and utilized Read more about StorMagic SvSAN – Overview[…]

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free – Overview and Installation

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free is a standalone backup tool for Windows-based desktops and laptops. EDIT: For information about new versions of the product check the following link: The product has obtained rapidly great success because, a part to be free, works very well and has a lot of useful features. Aside the use at Read more about Veeam Endpoint Backup Free – Overview and Installation[…]

Dell NetVault Backup – SmartDisk Overview and Installation

The Dell NetVault SmartDisk is a disk-based backup and data-deduplication option that reduces storage costs using a byte-level, variable-block-based software deduplication. The main benefits are reduced storage costs, shrank backup windows e speeded restores. The options has the following features: Simplified disk-based backup Byte-level, variable-block software-based deduplication 12-to-1 deduplication ratio Hardware agnostic Post-process deduplication Rapid Read more about Dell NetVault Backup – SmartDisk Overview and Installation[…]

Altaro VM Backup – Offsite Backups

Altaro VM Backup has a functionality that allows to save redundant copies of the backup files to offsite locations. The offsite locations can be: A single physical drive that is locally attached Multiple locally connected physical drives to be used in drive rotation A network path which may be a NAS, SAN or network file Read more about Altaro VM Backup – Offsite Backups[…]

Altaro VM Backup – Setup and vSphere Backup

Once Altaro VM Backup has been installed, following the deployment workflow, before starting backing up virtual machines, we have to add a vCenter Server or an ESXi Host. Enter the FQDN or IP Address and the appropriate credentials. The connected hosts and the virtual machines are discovered. Then chose the backup destination, in this lab Read more about Altaro VM Backup – Setup and vSphere Backup[…]

Altaro VM Backup – Overview and Installation

Altaro recently has changed the name of his main product from Altaro Hyper-V Backup to Altaro VM Backup, more information on the official product web page. The new version 6.0 is now compatible with a second Hypervisor that is VMware vSphere. The main features are: Back up live VMs Support for Cluster Shared Volumes & Read more about Altaro VM Backup – Overview and Installation[…]

PernixData FVP 3.0 – Overview and Installation

PernixData has released the new version of his FVP product, a software solution that accelerate workloads by using SSDs and RAM to cache reads and writes, lowering storage latency. What’s New in FVP 3.0: Support for vSphere 6.0 A stand alone HTML5 User Interface Performance and scalability improvements Ability to rename the PRNXMS database Online Read more about PernixData FVP 3.0 – Overview and Installation[…]

StarWind Hyper-Converged Platform (H-CP)

StarWind Software has always been known for his Virtual SAN product, a software-based, hypervisor-centric virtual machine storage. Not everyone knows that they offer also a product called StarWind Hyper-Converged Platform (H-CP) that comes in two versions: An all-in-one hardware solution that comprises servers, storage, hypervisor, management, security and data protection software solutions. A software-only version Read more about StarWind Hyper-Converged Platform (H-CP)[…]

Dell AppAssure – Overview and Installation

Dell AppAssure is a data protection software solution that combines backup, replication and recovery of Windows and Linux machines. The product has the following main features: Forever incremental snapshots, backup schedule up to every five minutes. Live recovery, near-instant recovery technology, possibility to access  data directly from the backup image. Universal recovery, unlimited recovery options Read more about Dell AppAssure – Overview and Installation[…]

Dell NetVault Backup – SQL Server Backup and Restore

As we have seen in previous posts, Dell NetVault Backup utilizes packages, called plug-ins, to protect different types of applications and data. The current version (10.0.1) of the plug-in for SQL Server supports the following editions: SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2014 The following backup Read more about Dell NetVault Backup – SQL Server Backup and Restore[…]

VMware vSphere 6.0 – Symantec Backup Exec 15 Backup and Restore

Symantec has just released  Backup Exec 15, one of the first backup products in the market to support VMware vSphere 6.0. The supported capabilities include (for an exhaustive list check the Software Compatibility List): VMware vCenter 6.0 and VMware ESXi 6.0 VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) VMware EVO:RAIL Like other backup solutions, Read more about VMware vSphere 6.0 – Symantec Backup Exec 15 Backup and Restore[…]