Do you still struggle with finding the best way to backup VMs? Here are three myths for VM data protection today and why there are better ways to back up:
- Agentless backups can’t do it all. Not true! The fact is that you truly can have an agentless backup that keeps everyone happy: application consistency, log truncation and granular recovery. Free tools like Veeam Explorer for Exchange and SharePoint are great examples of this.The key to success is leveraging a framework, such as VSS, that allows all of this to be accomplished. It can be done with an agentless backup!
- We can’t restore quickly enough. With the right solution, you actually can restore a VM in just two minutes. So if you delete a VM or have a SAN failure, recovery can be just as quick as you provision a VM, maybe faster. How so? It comes down to the right backup product and backup storage that can meet the needs of your business. See what Tim has to say.
Replicated VMs don’t help my DR strategy. A replicated VM may actually be just what you need! Replicated VMs may be just the tool for delivering the best RTOs off-site or to different storage resources, but you still need a backup!
Why is this important? It’s critical to have the VMs you need ready to go. Either restore them from backups or fail over off-site. You can carve up many options today, even with replicas.