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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 with Bacula Enterprise Essentially a copy of your important data that you’re keeping separately from the original to restore it in case of all kinds of data loss is called a data backup. Any business has some sort of data that they need to protect and don’t want to lose -…

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“…

mounting/attaching a VHD image using server manager

Generally speaking, the Hyper V user-base – not to mention the wider VM user-base – is pretty big. Correspondingly, there are a lot of different backup solutions for it that have unique features, services, and more. However, it’s quite a surprise for a lot of people that you can actually backup your Hyper V VMs…

enterprise backup Amazon S3

Using AWS Backup to create backups Backing up your information – data –  is perhaps the most important part of protecting it from any harm as well as ensuring compliance. Even the most durable servers and storages are susceptible to bugs, human errors and other possible reasons for a disaster. But creating and managing all…