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Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers

Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers

Jason Buffington

ISBN: 978-0-470-90825-9

Jul 2010

504 pages

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Essential information on how to protect data in virtual environments!

Virtualization is changing the data center architecture and as a result, data protection is is quickly evolving as well. This unique book, written by an industry expert with over eighteen years of data storage/backup experience, shows you how to approach, protect, and manage data in a virtualized environment. You'll get up to speed on data protection problems, explore the data protection technologies available today, see how to adapt to virtualization, and more. The book uses a "good, better, best" approach, exploring best practices for backup, high availability, disaster recovery, business continuity, and more.

  • Covers best practices and essential information on protecting data in virtualized enterprise environments
  • Shows you how to approach, protect, and manage data while also meeting such challenges as return on investment, existing service level agreements (SLAs), and more
  • Helps system and design architects understand data protection issues and technologies in advance, so they can design systems to meet the challenges
  • Explains how to make absolutely critical services such as file services and e-mail more available without sacrificing protection
  • Offers best practices and solutions for backup, availability, disaster recovery, and others

This is a must-have guide for any Windows server and application administrator who is charged with data recovery and maintaining higher uptimes.

Introduction xix

Chapter 1 What Kind of Protection Do You Need? 1

Chapter 2 Data Protection by the Numbers 19

Chapter 3 The Layers of Data Protection 43

Chapter 4 Better Backups 75

Chapter 5 File Services 143

Chapter 6 Windows Clustering . 183

Chapter 7 Microsoft Exchange 221

Chapter 8 Microsoft SQL Server 267

Chapter 9 Virtualization 317

Chapter 10 Management and Deployment 353

Chapter 11 Monitoring Systems 411

Chapter 12 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 443

Appendix Links and Resources 485

Index 491