5 things NOT to do with VM backups

Gigaom

We’ve all been there. We’ve had to restore something and our backup solution didn’t meet our needs as we had expected. At Veeam, we are all about virtualization and we’ve seen a few traps along the way. Here are five things you should NOT do with VM backups:

  1. Do not forget to protect new VMs. Virtual environments grow, sometimes quicker than we would like. Make sure your backups run at the container level (host, datastore, vApp, SCVMM cluster).
  2. Do not forget the 3-2-1 rule. Keep three different copies of your data on two different media, one of which is off-site. This is a timeless rule that can address about any protection and failure scenario. By the way, this is made easy with Veeam Backup & Replication v7.
  3. Do not forget what your restore options are. Sometimes you need a little, sometimes you need a lot. Why restore an entire…

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