Disk based backup
This tip takes a look at the recent rise in interest in virtual tape libraries and offers a collection of tips and expert responses to reader queries. Continue Reading
Disk-to-disk backup has been widely adopted and the next step is to use it to perform remote replication to another site for disaster recovery (DR). This is a smart and economical way to perform DR augmenting what you currently have, rather than ... Continue Reading
Speed, communication and block-orientation are just a few of the reasons that users are moving their backups from Ethernet-based LANs to Fibre Channel SANs. Continue Reading
Arun Taneja discusses the reasons that disk-based backup, archiving, SAS and CDP are going to be on a lot of storage pros' agendas this year. Continue Reading
Most organizations back up data one way or another nowadays -- but just how many do it well? This tip will show you some of the areas of backups you should consider optimizing. Continue Reading
Storage expert Marc Staimer offers advice for setting up a SAN to ensure backup performance.Continue Reading
Regardless of the backup application you use, there are fundamentals that need to be in place to ensure better backup operations.Continue Reading
Continuous data protection (CDP) applications are quickly becoming a force in the backup market. In fact, CDP is poised to replace traditional backup methods.Continue Reading
Data Protection Manager--a new product from Microsoft--proves once again that Microsoft should be taken seriously when it comes to storage.Continue Reading
There comes a time in the life of most technologies when it is time to say goodbye.
It's time to say goodbye to tape as your primary backup target.
In the final installment of his series on disk-based data protection, W. Curtis Preston describes how options such as snapshots, replication, continuous data protection and data reduction backup can improve the backup process.Continue Reading
Readers comments on July's column on 10 steps for better backups raise some new issues.Continue Reading
For continuous backup technology, 2004 is the year that vendors have moved from promises to actual products. Although the market is still small -- inhabited by startups such as Revivio, Mendocino Software, Alacritus and XOsoft -- the buzz is ...Continue Reading
Do you need to take a MAID approach to backup? Massive Array of Idle Disks is a cheap alternative to tape, but there is a downside in terms of retrieval time.Continue Reading