Which Backup strategy you are using for virtual infrastructure?
Using vRanger PRO, but looking for a different backup solution
we are also looking for a new Backup solution. any products in testing right now?
USing acronis but looking for different solution
I don't use it in my environment because convincing mgmt to rip & replace is a tough sell, but I'm a huge Rubrik fan!
Commvault - But looking for alternatives as it has a nasty habit of shutting down VM's when doing backups :/
Commvault, but looking to possibly replace with Zerto.
how do you compare commvault against zerto?
I am looking into it as well.
Zerto is a great solution for virtual replication and recovery orchestration but it is more of a BC/DR than backup solution. Although you can set a simple backup policy with Zerto at your recovery site it is very limited in this field and shouldn't be treated as backup replacement.
CommVault on the other hand is a fantastic backup solution with added replication (based on backup/snapshot) capabilities although it's more limited than Zerto in that matter.
So if you need backup solution you can't be wrong with CommVault, but if you need a seamless replication solution you should definitively take a closer look at Zerto and if you need both you should consider CommVault + Zerto as they can complement each other very well.
Hope this helps.
We use Veeam which ties in very well with vCentre. Especially with multiple locations as you can set up back repositories/proxies to take the load of the main back up server. But not had a chance to look at other solutions so I expect this to be a normal thing.
but do you really need multiple repos?
How many and how you configure the repos depends on your topology.
For example each site might have a local backup target then from there it's copied off site. That would require multiple repos. This is very common in Australia as our bandwidth is **** house.
Rubrik (haven't used it yet but based on my research it's on my top pick right now)
havent used rubrik before.
I am still unsure.
I REALLY like them. The product is awesome, it works great, and you can use VMware Policies to assign Backup SLAs.
We use EMC Avamar
Various flavours of EMC.
Veeam and Acronis. Benefits when using barracuda?
volume snapshots on the back end.
have been using veeam since day 1
Great to see we agree on that one =)
Veeam is great back and replication solutions for virtual environment...
Love Veems integration with NetApp. SAN level snapshots, Veeam uses those for it's backups so there is no need to stun the VM to perform a backup. The backup is then sent to target storage, if using AltaVault get PowerNFS and auto replication to cloud.
Using Yosemite Server backup, but finding it very restricted in restore options (i.e. test restores/clones to other locations and also copying backup from local disk storage to removable devices).
Looking at replacing it with Altaro.
NetApp Virtual Storage Console was pretty slick and easy to use.
I'm a huge fan of Rubrik. It works great, especially on sensitive SQL databases.
One word: Rubrik!
Use CommVault Simpana. Just upgraded to v11. Changing to per socket licensing with some agent based licensing. Also do Aux copies to Amazon S3. Even using S3 storage, cost is less expensive than using tape vaulting service.
Looked into Veeam per socket pricing... Commvault was less expensive... Veeam looks to be easier to administer...
Using VMware ESXi 6.x
Backup using agents & full VM
I like Rubrik its one of the newer players in the data protection space..if you are heavily virtualized. If you still have a more traditional environment with physical servers and legacy apps commvault is great.
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