When it comes to backing up—and restoring—virtual servers, don't rely on the same system used to back up physical servers.
As college IT departments look to wring as much value as possible from their budgets and infrastructure, server virtualization has become almost de rigueur. While the benefits of virtualization are now well documented, maintenance of this new environment is less understood—and comes with its own set of challenges.
Central among these is the question of how virtualized servers can be efficiently backed up and restored.
Among IT departments that have recently made the transition...