Coming July 14 at 12 EST or 9am PST there will be a combined Kasten and Pure webinar about Kubernetes backup and mobility. As you are working on providing the expected levels of enterprise grade backup and recovery for you k8s based applications this will be a great webinar to help you learn more about what you can use to fill those requirements. Register here:
I had to be the first one to make a really bad joke.
Everyone will admit, how to efficiently back up your VM’s is a hot topic. Remember VDP is VMware’s product, but a lot of EMC technical people should be able to let you know right away how it works. VDP will be an excellent fit for a lot of customers with environments where they can’t spend extra on “virtual” backups.
Here are some of my favorite things in the new VDP.
First it is built right into the new vSphere Web Client
A simple wizard guides you through making the jobs.
VDP uses Change block tracking to accelerate full restores.
Integrated Self-service File level restore. What is better than file level restore? No one opening a ticket to ask you to do it!
The other stuff
Someone will eventually ask what is the difference between VDP and Avamar?
Ok, so after a stressful morning I am writing mainly to tell myself never delete anything, ever again.
Anyone else, if you don’t know vmware very well, don’t try to manipulate your vmdk files. Probably should not perform this combo of commands:
1. snapshot 2. snapshot 3. revert to here. 4. extend disk 5. extend disk 6. extend disk 7. Call consultant and say you don’t know what happened it just isn’t working.
Extending a vmdk is not instant, and requires additional steps in Windows to actually see it work. Please please please start using VCB to backup your vmdk’s. Plus Backup Exec needs to do a SQL backup if you want your databse to work again.