New content added at Backup Academy website.
There has been more videos training resources added to the backupaccademy.com website added. I have already wrote about this project in my article here – Backup Accademy. A quick reminder on what's the main purpose of this website is:
Backup Academy is a free educational community resource for VM backup professionals. It is aimed at providing the necessary knowledge on VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-data protection and disaster recovery. This free VM backup training website was designed and created by Veeam Software.
Recent videos are presented by VCAPs and VCDX certified people, and so this can give you some idea on what's the topics are, but there are Hyper-V backup training videos as well. The best way of staying informed when new content is added, to subscribe via RSS or via E-mail.
One of the hottest topics when it comes to backup of VMs running vSphere or Hyper-V is to understand the choices which opens to you when thinking of backup strategies. Backup windows, CDP, VSS, CBT, Image level vs File level backups…. terms which comes in mind when thinking about this free VM backup training website.
A quick quote from the latest video called Backup Strategies for Hyper-V:
Microsoft uses something called the volume shadow copy service, they use something called a VSS writer, and we use the actual virtual machines themselves. Now that volume shadow copy service will take a request, and the request is sent from something called a VSS requestor. Microsoft doesn't write the requestor. Instead, they write an SDK with some sample code, and they say, you write the requester. That VSS requester will make a request to the volume shadow copy service saying, I would like to take an image of a running virtual machine. The key is it's a running virtual machine. We don't have to stop them to make this image.
Hyper-V has something called a Hyper-V VSS writer. It's specifically designed to write images of virtual machines running in Hyper-V. That VSS writer will write the image of our virtual machine, pass it back to the VSS requester. That process of making an image of a running virtual machine through the VSS process dramatically improves our ability to do backup and restorations in Hyper-V. Now, before you think to yourself, so really all I have to do is write my own VSS requester, wait, that's not necessarily the case. Actually there's much, much more.
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