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Published: 20 Oct 2012

As the push for better recovery times intensifies, snapshots are quickly becoming a critical alternative technology to tape-based recovery. But while the advantages of snapshots may seem apparent, there are some management issues related to the technology that should be considered. "Backups are not going away; but how people are doing backups, and the frequency of backing up to tape, is changing," says Patrick Rogers, VP of products and partners at Network Appliance (NetApp). User demand led Symantec and NetApp last year to begin integrating Veritas NetBackup 6.0 with NetApp's NearStore appliance. And this summer, CommVault announced RecoveryDirector 6.1--a management layer added to its QiNetix 6.1 Unified Data Management Suite--which lets users perform backup and snapshot-related tasks through a single interface regardless of where the snapshot tools reside. This movement toward deeper integration clearly reflects concerns about how to better bring backup and recovery closer together, while reducing or possibly eliminating tape dependency. Graeme Hackland, ... Access >>>

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