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VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook - Second Edition by Hersey Cartwright

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Deploying VMware Data Protection

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is an easy-to-deploy, Linux-based virtual appliance that leverages EMC Avamar to provide the backup and recovery of virtual machines. Before the release of vSphere 6, VDP was available in two versions: VDP and VDP Advance. VDP Advance required a separate license to enable advanced features. In VDP 6, these have been combined and VDP 6 includes all the capabilities, with no requirement for additional licensing. VDP 6 provides the following capabilities:

  • 8TB of deduplicated capacity per VDP appliance
  • An application-aware agent for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, and Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Backup replication to another VDP appliance
  • Automated backup verification
  • Backup to an EMC Data Domain ...

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