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PackMatt73 | 01 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Greetings Earthlings (well, most of you at least) After a great engagement in November, the Backup Exec team went back to Reddit for more last week. We lived through our first AMA and came out better people for it. The transcript from that event has been a topic of conversation in Engineering, Product Management and even in some executive leadership meetings.  We wanted to hear more, only this time, we were focusing on virtualization.  Since we wanted to narrow the focus a little bit, this is an AM(Almost)A because we had assembled some key creators of the Backup Exec virtualization strategy.

The event was again a success.  We garnered roughly a 70% approval rating on over 200 votes....

Digital Dave | 08 Sep 2010 | 3 comments

On to two more backup mistakes in virtual environments that are all-to-common among IT professionals.  If the first five mistakes listed earlier (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) weren’t enough to convince you that backing up virtual environments is a challenge, here are two more. 
 
Mistake #6: Backing Up to Tape-only (or Disk-only)
Some IT professionals still take a singular approach and use only disk or only tape.  However, most analysts recommend a “balanced” strategy using both disk and tape for backups.  What you should really do is to formulate a disk and tape strategy based on stakeholder...

Digital Dave | 31 Aug 2010 | 2 comments

Mistake #2: Installing a Backup Agent on Every Guest
As I mentioned in PART 1 of this blog article, I’m taking some time this week to talk through the common pitfalls in backing up data in virtual environments.  Installing a backup agent on every guest in the IT environment is one common strategy – and one that can result in higher costs from backup agents and unnecessary management complexity.
 
According to Enterprise Strategy Group, 62 percent of companies still backup virtual machines by installing a backup agent on every guest.  This has been a common strategy because of uncertainty about the ability to recover granularly, as well as the limitations imposed by virtualization vendors. 
 
Virtualization vendors have improved APIs to support centralized backup with...

Digital Dave | 30 Aug 2010 | 0 comments

With VMworld this week, much of the news and attention is focused on all-things-virtualization.  Virtualization is truly a game-changing technology and one that most IT pros are already neck deep in.  The benefits are obvious: increased utilization rates, increased business flexibility, lower hardware costs, better utilization of computing resources, reduced space requirements, power and cooling requirements and improved IT staff productivity.
 
But, like any game-changer, virtualization can also bring new challenges to IT.  This is especially true when it comes to protecting data.  So I thought this week would be a good time to explore some of the common pitfalls IT often makes when attempting to back up data in virtual environments.  I’ve identified the ten most common mistakes, but as I discuss through a series of posts this week, I would appreciate your input on anything I missed. 
 
Mistake #1:...