Backup

Using Backup Exec with OST appliances

Backup Exec’s deduplication license offers you three different flavors of deduplication: Server-side dedupe, client-side dedupe and appliance dedupe. The latter is the one I want to give you a closer look today. To can find more details regarding deduplication with Backup Exec in my post Backup Exec and Deduplication. In order to use appliance deduplication …

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Tool: PingUs Performance Tuner for VMware Backups

This tool is useful for setting the buffer values on the Backup Exec Server that are used for backing up VMware hosted virtual machines. Setting these values correctly will increase the backup performance dramatically. There are recommended values for usage with the PingUs backup appliances but you can also use the tool to set the …

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Using Backup Exec with Hyper-V 2.0

Introduction Using Backup Exec to back up virtual environments that use Hyper-V 2 (Windows Server 2008 R2) as hypervisor may be not as simple as it first looks. In this paper I want to cover some of the reasons why partners and customers struggle getting reliable backups in those environments, especially when using clustered Hyper-V …

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