World Backup Day 2018

World Backup Day 2018

On the 31st of March it is World Backup Day. World Backup Day (WBD) as a concept started in 2011. Reddit users discussed the essential need for backing up data and decided to declare the day before April Fool’s Day as the perfect time to backup files. That’s how WorldBackupDay.com was created and started to spread the word among netizens. They also use the slogan, DON’T BE AN APRIL FOOL. Be prepared. Back up your files on March 31st.

World Backup Day is set aside as a reminder to back up your files, even if it’s once a year! A backup is a reserve copy of all the files you’d be loathe to use. There’s nothing more traumatizing than having losing your phone, or having your hard drive crash, and having hundreds of valuable and irreplaceable documents or photos suddenly gone beyond retrieval.

Our partner Vembu also has a special offer because of World Backup day. They are offering a 10% flat discount on all new purchases of Vembu BDR Suite. For more details on this offer please visit, Vembu World Backup Day 2018 .

Vembu VMBackup is used to make agentless backups of virtual machines by creating snapshots on the hypervisor level. These snapshots can then be stored as backup or replicated to another locarion. VMbackup comes in two flavors. One for VMware and one for Hyper-V. For the VMware environements, Vembu VMbackup uses VMware vStorage APIs (VDAP)  for making the backups. For Hyper-V environments Vembu uses their own  proprietary driver. VMbackup makes use of the VSS-writers to make consistent backups of applications like Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server. For more information on this product please visit, VMBackup.

In one of my upcoming posts I will review the Vembu BDR suite.

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