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VM to the rescue

By Arobase ·
The idea of Virtualization has always been appealing, especially in the education world. However, Backups are a pain.
Today we arrived at work in true ninja style as to avoid any staff with the inevitable "is the server down" question.

The network had been fried over the weekend by a direct lightning strike. The server had also freaked out; I assume the board had been damaged.

Not a worry, we have a full spare server available, well barebone.

The problem I had was with the restoration of the backup image. It took forever, it was a massive 2TB File.

Are there any "best practises" when dealing with VM?

Best regards

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You might try posting this in the Q&A section...

by wizard57m-cnet Moderator In reply to VM to the rescue

rather than the discussions. The Question & Answer section is frequented
by quite a number of members that might have a good answer for you.
Please remember to go back and give a "plus vote" to any answers that
you find helpful!

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And it would be useful to state what OS and/or what VMware version you have

by robo_dev In reply to You might try posting thi ...

A company called Veeam makes lots of free and commercial tools that make VMware backup and file transfer easier. O

f course the use of a raid and/or NAS or SAN solution should, in theory, make it less likely that you should have to resort to restoring from backup.

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