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Symantec NetBackup™ Best Practices

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"Symantec NetBackup™ Best Practices"

Discover the various ways of protecting VMware® Virtual Machines (VMs) with NetBackup and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

VMware vSphere™ 4 and the vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP) have significantly changed how VMware-based VMs can be protected. No other hypervisor vendor provides this advanced level of protection and no other backup vendor outside of Symantec provides better backup integration with this Application Programming Interface (API). Beginning with the 6.5 release, NetBackup has provided an advanced, award winning backup technology designed specifically for VMware VM protection. A lot has changed since that release. Besides featuring a unique Granular RestoreTechnology™ for Windows® and Linux® VMs, NetBackup 7.1 also now features:

  • Native support for VMware VADP
  • Extremely fast and efficient Block Level Incremental (BLI) backups
  • Searchable, instant granular (single) file restores from both Windows and Linux VMs
  • File-level restores directly from BLI-based backups
  • Embedded “VMware aware” target- or source-based deduplication

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