I want to share a blog post by John Nicholson (VMware - not the guy from Shining !) which is about VMware Backup Myths. If you are in a backup related job, it could be funny to read. I did not know some of them!
My favorites are:
- Virtual machine backups are not useful for file, or app level recovery.
- Agent-based backups are “lighter-weight” than hypervisor-assisted backups.
- Network based backups will bottleneck on the vCenter.
- Snapshots Suck.
- Here you have to read details in post!