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Chapter 7: Backing Up and Recovering VMs > Virtual Machine Backup Consideration...

Virtual Machine Backup Considerations

For any administrator, the goal of a backup is to allow computer-based data or services to be easily restored. Your organization may be driven by different requirements, including compliance, business continuity, disaster recovery, application development, and testing. Data volumes, timing, network bandwidth, security, heritage backup solutions, and budget concerns can influence how your company implements a backup solution.

The considerations that drive plans and solutions for backing up VMs and their host systems are the same as for traditional server backups. The benefits of virtualization (abstracting software from hardware and encapsulating storage in VHDs) give you new options for rapid backup and recovery.


  

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