Anyone can do backups, but to do backups well you really have to know what you're doing. The knowledge you may have to do backups well in a physical environment doesn't translate to a virtual environment. Backups are an I/O intensive operation that sucks the available resources right out of a virtual environment which can starve your virtual machines.
To do backups right in a virtual environment you need to know and understand the virtualization architecture and learn the different backup methods that you should use to backup virtual machines.
By learning this you can make sure your backups are more efficient and less disruptive and that you are taking advantage of the strengths that the virtualization architecture provides.Taking the time to educate yourself on backups in virtual environment will really pay off and ensure that not only will you know how to do backups, but you'll know how to do backups well.
"Just doing the backups” is one of those insidiously easy tasks in IT. Snap a copy of data somewhere else, and you’re done for the day, right? The smart admin knows “no”. Doing backups correctly requires far, far more thinking, not just in terms of products but entire approaches towards capturing data in useful ways.
Educating the IT pro on those ways is at the center of Backup Academy initiative. Rather than beating one over the head with product literature, features, and glossy promises, it instead aggregates thoughtfully the best approaches to data recovery. If you’re an IT professional responsible for backups, Backup Academy is worth a few minutes of your time.
You might discover that your entire strategy in data recovery needs rethinking.
Virtualization has changed many things in today’s IT operations. Backup Academy allows individuals who may be new to data protection to establish a firm base for both VMware and Microsoft virtualization technologies