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It is perhaps impossible to predict all of the possible failures and/or catastrophic events when it comes to data in the modern world. Each and every business should do their best to protect against losing their data, which, if a significant amount was lost, would likely mean either starting from scratch or even suffering fatal…

November 27, 2020 / Leave a comment
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Creating effective backups is a critical practice for almost any company nowadays, no matter what types of data and applications they are working with. Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE) is no different in this regard. Fortunately, the quickly rising popularity of Proxmox has led to a lot of different third-party backup solutions having developed some way…

October 28, 2020 / Leave a comment
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While Docker – and all containers – are typically somewhat newer to a production IT environment than most other technologies, there is still a need to backup these containers, their applications and their persistent data. If a production IT system produces persistent data, that data will likely have some value. It may even be of …

August 21, 2020 / Leave a comment
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SQL has become the industry standard for manipulating and querying data in a relational database. Correspondingly, one critical area of any backup plan, including many effective disaster recovery strategies, are safe, effective and fast SQL database backup – and even more importantly – recovery. Correct implementation and policies are needed in order for it to…

August 14, 2020 / Leave a comment
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Oracle Backup and Recovery Typically, backup and recovery operations are regarded as one of the key pillars of data protection. This also applies equally to Oracle backup and restore of course, and in today’s world having at least one backup of your database is practically a necessity if you don’t want to eventually lose everything…

August 12, 2020 / Leave a comment
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Despite the inroads made in large scale disk backup and backup to cloud strategies, magnetic tape backup and recovery remains a major component of many data protection architectures. Tape provides advantages that are hard to replace with any other technology. Factors such as data write speed, portability, reliability, ease of storage, and data density all…

How to Backup Virtual Machines with Bacula Enterprise Edition? Bacula Enterprise Edition provides tools to backup virtual machine images through their hypervisor backup APIs. Performing backups at this level rather than at the more ubiquitous file level provides many advantages, though in many cases a combined approach that uses both file and hypervisor backups will…

August 3, 2020 / Leave a comment
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While the assumption about Kubernetes being for devops being somewhat previously correct, many companies are now actively deploying containers in operational environments. They are also increasingly choosing containers over traditional VMs. This is due to the various advantages of flexibility, performance and cost that containers can often provide. However, as containers move into the operations…

Citrix Hypervisor (previously called XenServer) is a comprehensive virtualization management platform with a variety of capabilities and supported infrastructure types. Citrix Hypervisor is a result of a rebranding of its product formerly known as  XenServer. General information Bacula Enterprise provides native integration with Citrix Hypervisor via a specific plugin (or ‘Module’; the terms are interchangeable…

The need for MySQL database backups are not as universal as is as is the need for regular end-user backups, but when required, it becomes an especially important part of a company’s infrastructure. Bacula Enterprise’s module for MySQL backups allows users to perform efficient and user-friendly MySQL database backups – and more importantly, restores – …

Full backup One thing that often crops up when discussing backups in general is full backup –  a backup ‘level’ that creates a copy of all of your files or disk sectors and creates an image file. While this is one of the most straightforward forms of backup form, there are also some downsides, from…

TrustRadius is a leading review site that aggregates scores from users that have employed the specific solution for a specific amount of time. It is focused solely on business technologies. One of its popular categories reports on various backup solutions, and this year Bacula Enterprise has won a “2020 Top Rated Data Center Backup Solutions“…