Cisco CloudCenter: Get the Hybrid IT Advantage

Virtual Server Backup

Definition - What does Virtual Server Backup mean?

Virtual server backup is the process of backing up the data, application and operating system image of a virtual server within a virtualization environment. Virtual server backup enables the creation of a backup copy using conventional backup software for a virtual server instance. A virtual server backup is built using a server virtualization hypervisor.

Techopedia explains Virtual Server Backup

Virtual server backup is primarily an enterprise backup procedure performed on all virtual servers. It is like typical server backup except that in this case, the server is virtualized. Typically, most server virtualization hypervisors have a built-in component for data backup procedures or a third-party application is installed on each virtual server instance. The virtual server hypervisor or the external backup application connects with a local or remote backup storage device to initiate and execute the backup process. Depending on the capabilities of backup software, a virtual server can be backed up as an entire virtual machine image/snapshot or as an incremental file level backup.
Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.