Traditionally, the best practice for mission-critical Oracle Database backup and recovery was to use storage-led, purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) such as Data Domain, integrated with RMAN, Oracle’s automated backup and recovery utility. This disk-based backup approach solved two problems:
1) It enabled faster recovery (from disk versus tape)
2) It increased recovery flexibility by storing many more backups online, enabling restoration from that data to recover production databases; and provisioning copies for test/dev.
At its core, however, this approach remains a batch process that involves many dozens of complicated steps for backups and even more steps for recovery. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (RA) customers report that total cost of ownership (TCO) and downtime costs (e.g. lost revenue due to database or application downtime) are significantly reduced due to the simplification and, where possible, the automation of the backup and recovery process.
VMware Virtual Infrastructure and CA Recovery Management (CA ARCserve Backup and CA Xosoft products) team up to deliver higher availability and risk-resistance for business-critical information and applications, while lowering management and operational costs and complexity.
The new disk-based backup products geared to small to medium enterprise (SME) businesses are being enhanced with enterprise-class product features at prices that are getting less and less expensive, making it feasible to back up from disk to removable disks and do away with tape backups altogether. Read this white paper for more information.
Although ESG continues to see the vast majority of IT organizations living within a disk-plus-tape world, no one can argue against the idea that the cloud is becoming a viable and attractive component of any data protection architecture. Modern disk and tape solutions have overwhelming benefits for ROI, but those benefits can often be expanded by leveraging the economics and additional agility capabilities of a cloud tier. And all of those tiers would benefit from smarter data protection and preservation mechanisms through the combination of both backups and archiving.
After a decade and a half optical technologies in the enterprise storage market account for only a fraction of 1% of enterprise storage hardware spending. For a traditional optical-based enterprise storage supplier, these are tough facts to acknowledge. Yet there will be a dramatically different future.
Published By: Datalink
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This white paper provides: An objective approach to making decisions about data recovery technologies. (disk-based enhanced data recovery or traditional tape-based) The disk-based architectures for enhanced data recovery.
Data deduplication technology represents one of the most significant storage enhancements in recent years, promising to reshape future data protection and disaster recovery solutions. Data deduplication offers the ability to store more on a given amount of storage and replicate data using lower bandwidth links at a significantly reduced cost. This white paper explains how deduplication technologies work in practice, the pros and cons of each approach, and when to choose a particular type.
This guide provides a comprehensive look at a complete data protection and recovery solution, with valuable information to help you choose the solution that best fits your business requirements and budget, and get the assurance you need - knowing your assets are protected. Learn more today!
Most data storage devices can be broadly characterized as either fixed media or removable media. This paper briefly examines and compares magnetic tape, magneto-optical disk, and removable magnetic disks, and identifies their positioning, future trends, and market applications.
Disk in the form of - that is, disk presented as tape - can be added without requiring huge changes to existing backup strategies. This is more straightforward than adding disk into an existing environment, because adding disk without the VTL interface requires complex and unavoidable changes to existing strategies.
By utilizing the speed and reliability of the EMC CLARiiON® AX150 networked storage system and the convenience of EMC Retrospect® 7.5 for Windows backup and recovery software, SMBs can implement fast, effective, reliable data protection that is easy to set up and manage without placing undue strain on IT resources.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 17, 2006
The latest release of Backup Exec allows you to eliminate backup windows and recover individual Exchange messages, folders, and mailboxes - without mailbox backups. Learn more about how Symantec Backup Exec™ 11d for Windows® Servers provides continuous, cost-effective, and high-performance disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and recovery for Windows server data.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Feb 09, 2007
Imagine being able to eliminate your backup windows and recovery individual Exchange messages, folders, and mailboxes - without mailbox backups. Read this document to find out how Backup Exec 11d for Windows Servers provides the gold standard in continuous, cost-effective, high-performance disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and recovery.