Backup and Recovery - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2124 en Two tricks to automate the export of live VMs in Windows Server http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/two-tricks-automate-the-export-of-live-vms-in-windows-server-238144?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_virtualization_hp.jpg" alt="Two tricks to automate the export of live VMs in Windows Server" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I bet you didn't know that Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V lets you export your virtual machines -- wait for it -- while they are running. Data Management Microsoft Windows Storage Virtualization Microsoft Hyper-V PowerShell Backup and Recovery Server Virtualization Windows Server Windows Tools Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 238144 at http://www.infoworld.com Backup? Documentation? We never needed it before http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/backup-documentation-we-never-needed-it-236592?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/puzzle.jpg" alt="Backup? Documentation? We never needed it before" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Data Center Storage your IT tales Backup and Recovery IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Hard Drives Data Center Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 236592 at http://www.infoworld.com Video: How Google backs up the Internet http://www.infoworld.com/t/backup-and-recovery/video-how-google-backs-the-internet-235558?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>It's perhaps hyperbole to say Google backs up the entire Internet -- but not by much. Google catalogs a tremendous amount of data to power its search engine, but it also needs to make sure it can get that data back in the case of data center failure. Traditional backup techniques don't scale enough, so Google had to come up with its own. In the video below, Raymond Blum, a site reliability engineer, details Google's backup strategy in an hour-long talk.</p> Data Center Data Management Storage Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Data Management Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:48:11 +0000 InfoTube 235558 at http://www.infoworld.com The weirdest, wackiest, and coolest sci/tech stories of 2013 http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/133490/the-weirdest-wackiest-and-coolest-scitech-stories-of-2013-233007?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <!--paging_filter-->From bathroom malware and the mystery Google barge to Chinese Moon landings and humanoid robots, it has been one crazy year in high-tech<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From bathroom malware and the mystery Google barge to Chinese Moon landings and humanoid robots, it has been one crazy year in high-tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/133490 </div> </div> </div> Backup and Recovery Wireless Security Sat, 21 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 admin 233007 at http://www.infoworld.com Symantec to shut down Backup Exec.cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/symantec-shut-down-backup-execcloud-231728?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>Symantec plans to close down its Backup Exec.cloud service, saying it lacks mobile and content-sharing features and wouldn't be the right platform for delivering them.</p> <p>Backup Exec.cloud is a pure cloud-based offering designed to make it easy for small businesses and remote branch offices to back up their data. It was announced in February 2012.</p> Cloud Computing Storage Symantec Backup and Recovery Cloud Storage Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:17:16 +0000 admin 231728 at http://www.infoworld.com Masters of natural disasters: IT survivors share DR tips and tricks http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/masters-of-natural-disasters-it-survivors-share-dr-tips-and-tricks-229649?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>Natural and manmade disasters are facts of life. Smart IT managers prepare for the worst before trouble hits, so that the businesses and government institutions that rely on IT can resume normal operations as soon as possible.</p> <p>So what are the nitty-gritty details of anticipating, managing and recovering from disaster? Network World spoke to IT experts and managers who have survived disasters to find out.</p> Data Center Networking Storage Backup and Recovery IT Management Data Center Networking IDG Insider Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 229649 at http://www.infoworld.com Where cloud backup fits the bill http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/where-cloud-backup-fits-the-bill-229659?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>A couple weeks ago, I delved into the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/the-hidden-challenges-of-using-cloud-backup-replace-tape-228690">challenges of trying to use the cloud to replace tape</a> for traditional on-premises backup. Although cloud backup can replace tape for small businesses or larger IT departments without long-term retention requirements, enterprises will rarely be able to consider cloud backup as a tape replacement.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Data Explosion Storage Backup and Recovery Cloud Storage IDG Insider Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 229659 at http://www.infoworld.com Backup starts to scale out along with storage, data growth http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/backup-starts-scale-out-along-storage-data-growth-228754?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>Backup and recovery is starting to get some of the same capabilities as primary storage systems to handle the rising floods of data with less management overhead.</p> Storage Backup and Recovery Storage Management Storage Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:31:16 +0000 admin 228754 at http://www.infoworld.com The hidden challenges of using cloud backup to replace tape http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/the-hidden-challenges-of-using-cloud-backup-replace-tape-228690?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>It's no secret: IT pros absolutely love to hate tape. I've remarked on that fact in this column several times over the past few years, and it's no less true now than it was any of the other times I've mentioned it. But that's all changing! What local disk backup couldn't solve on its own, cloud storage providers with their hyperredundant and constantly maintained fleets of disk can certainly fix! Finally, we can put a stake in the heart of tape and it will simply become a ghost story that the old timers tell IT newbs. Right?</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Data Explosion Data Management Storage Backup and Recovery Cloud Storage Tape Drives IDG Insider Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 228690 at http://www.infoworld.com Inside CIO paychecks: The big bucks start here http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/123511/inside-cio-paychecks-the-big-bucks-start-here-228524?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <!--paging_filter-->Bonuses, stock awards, and executive perks boost pay for CIOs and senior IT leaders<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bonuses, stock awards, and executive perks boost pay for CIOs and senior IT leaders </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/123511 </div> </div> </div> Backup and Recovery Technology Business Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 228524 at http://www.infoworld.com How many backups are enough? One more than you planned for http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/how-many-backups-are-enough-one-more-you-planned-228414?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/storage_broken_chains_hp.jpg" alt="How many backups are enough? One more than you planned for" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Murphy's Law can hit even the best IT shops, despite all your efforts to avoid it.</p> your IT tales Backup and Recovery IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Servers Tape Drives Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 228414 at http://www.infoworld.com Backupify opens up its cloud-to-cloud backup to more SaaS vendors http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/backupify-opens-its-cloud-cloud-backup-more-saas-vendors-228346?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>Backupify, a cloud-based backup service offered for SaaS platforms including Salesforce and Google Apps, may expand to many other SaaS platforms through a developer kit designed for quick and easy integration.</p> <p>Backupify's proposition is that two clouds are better than one. Its service, available in the app stores for Salesforce and Google Apps, backs up enterprises' data from those SaaS (software as a service) platforms in Backupify's storage bucket on Amazon S3. Each enterprise's data there is encrypted with a customer-specific key.</p> Cloud Computing Backup and Recovery Storage Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:45:03 +0000 admin 228346 at http://www.infoworld.com 7 simple rules for better systems testing http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/7-simple-rules-better-systems-testing-227834?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>Generally speaking, you should never expect anything you don't test regularly to work properly. This is true across all kinds of technologies, but the need for regular testing is often overlooked. Would you expect a car you parked in a barn two years ago to start today? If it did, you'd feel lucky. IT systems are no different. You shouldn't count on a successful site failover, to take one important example, if you haven't tested or maintained the systems that make it work.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Backup and Recovery Disaster Recovery Data Center Storage IDG Insider Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:52:03 +0000 Matt Prigge 227834 at http://www.infoworld.com Beware of backups that come back to bite you http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/beware-of-backups-come-back-bite-you-226118?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/storage_broken_chains_hp.jpg" alt="Beware of backups that come back to bite you" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Last week I wrote about <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/why-you-should-be-using-rsync-225814">rsync</a> and how it can be used for a wide variety of tasks.</p> Data Center Storage Backup and Recovery Data Center Storage Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 226118 at http://www.infoworld.com Top tech hoarders: 15 companies with huge cash piles http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/118479/top-tech-hoarders-15-companies-huge-cash-piles-226260?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <!--paging_filter-->Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Cisco are flush with cash, and so are many other tech companies<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Cisco are flush with cash, and so are many other tech companies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/118479 </div> </div> </div> Backup and Recovery Applications Sat, 07 Sep 2013 07:00:00 +0000 admin 226260 at http://www.infoworld.com Why you should be using rsync http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/why-you-should-be-using-rsync-225814?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Reality-Check-Network_hp.jpg" alt="Why OpenFlow is the next big thing" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Over a decade ago, Andrew Tridgell was quoted as saying, "In 50 years' time, I doubt anyone will have ever heard of Samba, but they'll probably be using rsync in one way or another." As one of the principal developers of both utilities, he might </p> Data Center Open Source Software Backup and Recovery Linux Unix Open Source Software Data Center Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 225814 at http://www.infoworld.com CommVault announces VM Archiving to eliminate VM sprawl http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/commvault-announces-vm-archiving-eliminate-vm-sprawl-225551?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>A common problem across many of today's virtual infrastructures is the waste of resources due to the phenomenon known as VM sprawl.</p> Virtualization Backup and Recovery Server Virtualization Data Center Virtualization Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 David Marshall 225551 at http://www.infoworld.com Dimension Data plans cloud backup for its computing services http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/dimension-data-plans-cloud-backup-its-computing-services-224353?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>More cloud vendors are adding backup to the choices they offer customers, letting enterprises that embrace the cloud for applications, computing, and storage also go there for business continuity.</p> <p>On Tuesday, global services provider Dimension Data announced it will offer cloud-based backup as an option for its CaaS (computing-as-a-service) offering beginning in October. The announcement came the same day that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/node/224212">Backupify and Nasuni introduced services</a> that can back up cloud-based data to another cloud.</p> Cloud Computing Backup and Recovery Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:00:31 +0000 admin 224353 at http://www.infoworld.com Clouds are backing up clouds, with more choices on tap http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/clouds-are-backing-clouds-more-choices-tap-224212?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>Enterprises that rely on cloud-based services are getting more options for falling back on another cloud if necessary.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Nasuni introduced a cloud-to-cloud mirroring option to give customers extra assurance that their data will be available in case of a service outage. The same day, cloud-to-cloud backup vendor Backupify added more choices for where users can have their data sent.</p> Cloud Computing Security Backup and Recovery Cloud Storage Private Cloud Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:31:25 +0000 admin 224212 at http://www.infoworld.com Two key reasons deploying to the cloud is different http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/two-key-reasons-deploying-the-cloud-different-223619?source=rss_backup_and_recovery <p>When most people look at migrating to the cloud, they're primarily concerned with cost and performance. As much as we'd all like to be able to focus on critically important aspects of cloud computing such as security, availability, and data governance, the questions of how much it costs to run and whether it can keep up with the workload and provide the right features often steal the spotlight.</p> Cloud Computing Data Explosion Backup and Recovery IT Management IaaS Cloud Computing IDG Insider Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 223619 at http://www.infoworld.com