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How to Use Virtual Disks for Recovery in Minutes

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Virtual Backup Recovery Outline: Disk imaging is a quicker way to restore than regular file backups. The next trend of backups for businesses are being used along with virtualization technology. With servers being consolidated and migrated into virtual machines, disaster recovery is a very realistic solution and Paragon Software Drive Backup makes this a quick process.

How to Use Virtual Disks for Recovery in Minutes

  1. 1. Paragon Software Group How to Use Virtual Disks for Recovery in Minutes
  2. 2. Virtual Backup/Recovery Disk imaging is a quicker way to restore than regular file backups. The next trend of backups for businesses are being used along with virtualization technology. With servers being consolidated and migrated into virtual machines, disaster recovery is a very realistic solution and Paragon makes this a quick process. Even if you are not taking full advantage of virtualization you can still use the technology for a way to get you computers and servers back online in minutes without having to run a complete restore of a backup image. There are even free virtual environments available that can save you money and still give you a powerful recovery tool. The IDC expects virtualization to be a $60 billion server market in 2010
  3. 3. Virtual Backup/Recovery <ul><li>Using Drive Backup P2V Copy (Physical to Virtual ) lets customers create virtual drives of their machines so recovery can be made in minutes! </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible options for virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>VMware </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Hyper-v </li></ul><ul><li>Sun Virtual Box </li></ul>See the complete feature list
  4. 4. Virtual Backup/Recovery In one step all you need to do is tell Drive Backup what to name and where to put the virtual hard disk for easy access over the network for recovery.
  5. 5. Virtual Backup/Recovery By creating virtual disks of your mission critical servers instead of, or in conjunction with your typical backup scenario, you create an environment that you can restore to in a matter of minutes. Scenario : Using a NAS device or other container for .vmdk virtual files, schedule a daily/weekly P2V copy only keeping a small number of virtual drives for immediate access. When disaster strikes all you need to do is power on the virtual drive and your server is back online and you are up and running quickly.
  6. 6. Physical Server Crash to Working Virtual Server Virtual Server Running Virtual Server The power of virtual image backups : If you have been creating .vmdk files instead of regular images you cut your restore time into minutes.
  7. 7. Virtual Disaster Recovery Scenario How to Use a Paragon Drive Backup Image to Restore into a Virtual Machine
  8. 8. Disaster Recovery P2V Virtual machines have standard emulated hardware configurations. There are no limitations to restore an archive of a real machine or a virtual machine to another one as long as you have the proper drivers and a supported virtual machine. The process is shown in the following scenario. Situation: Company server crashes. It could be days before a new server is delivered and that is just not an option. Solution: In a 3 step process, a company could have their server back up and running without the presence of a new physical server. For example, using VMware and Drive Backup the server can be recovered to the last point a backup was taken, or possibly to its last working state, while the company waits on their new physical server to arrive.
  9. 9. Restore an Unbootable Server to Working Virtual Server Virtual Server Running Virtual Server Move an image the of virtual server back to a physical drive when ready
  10. 10. Virtual Backup/Migration Solutions <ul><li>Virtualization Manager 2010 Corporate is our response to the typical problems of every modern company that have to do with smooth and cost-effective system migration. Our product delivers: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P Windows migration </li></ul><ul><li>Easy operation with virtual disks as if they are physical </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative technology for protecting intellectual property </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient utilization of a physical infrastructure and its flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Increased availability of hardware and applications </li></ul><ul><li>Drive Backup 10 Server is the top-level disaster recovery & system migration solution for both physical & virtual Windows® environments. Combining all of Paragon's latest patented technologies and expertise, our newest version delivers: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Increased efficiency to assure business continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Significant capital cost savings </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced IT productivity </li></ul>
  11. 11. Contact Us Corporate Headquarters Paragon Software 15615 Alton Parkway Suite 400 Irvine, CA 92618 1-888-347-5462   www.paragon-software.com Download the latest White Paper on Imaging for Virtual Systems .

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