Red Hat Virtual Machine Backup

Red Hat backup and restore for dedicated virtual machines is a routine task in daily practice of many system administrators. Along with Handy Backup, a dedicated Red Hat backup utility for virtual machines will come soon as a data source plug-in.

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Red Hat Backup Software

Common Methods of Red Hat Backup for Virtual Machines

The Built-in Red Hat Backup Feature

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) software contain a dedicated "Snapshots" function, allowing Red Hat backup and restore with a single click. This tool is simple and stable, but lacks any automation, which problem is common for most administrative-level backup methods.

The Scripts

Backup scripts are the most common methods among the "advanced" administrators and other IT staff. Scripts allow flexibility and some level of automation. However, using (not mentioning writing) scripts requires some skills and experience; in other ways, it can cause many disastrous consequences!

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Remote and Cloud Based Red Hat Backup

Remote and Cloud Based Red Hat Backup

To save your Red Hat virtualization backup data to some remote place, you can use an external USB drive, or call to online backup on FTP/SFTP/FTPS servers, the HBDrive backup storage, or a cloud service such as Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive or any clouds supporting WebDAV.

Complete List of Backup Settings

You can give your Red Hat backup in full, incremental, differential or mixed (full/differential) modes, store many versions of a same Red Hat virtual machine backup, compress and encrypt data, take cold and hot backups controlling RHEV instances just from a task, and do many other useful things!

types Red Hat backup: full, incremental, differential or mixed (full/differential)
Scheduling Red Hat Virtualization Backup Actions

Scheduling Red Hat Virtualization Backup Actions

Handy Backup allows scheduling any Red Hat backup and restore tasks precisely to an exact time to run and a repeating period from just a minute to several months. It also allows starting a task by some system event such as user logon/logoff to a system or plugging a USB drive into a physical frame.

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