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Essential Practices for Optimizing VMware Backup

Published: 09 September 2013

ID: G00253379

Analyst(s): Pushan Rinnen


Backup administrators struggle to control costs and understand the complex technical environment associated with VMware backup. Use these four best practices to improve your ability to recover VMware environments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use the Latest VM Backup/Recovery Functions or Methods
  • Actively Leverage Deduplication
  • Compare TCO Between VM-Specific Backup Versus Enterprise General-Purpose Backup
  • Fully Explore Fast-Restore Capabilities in VM Backup Tools
  • Summary: Do's and Don'ts With VMware Backup

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