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OLVM: Different VM backup options (Doc ID 2916298.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.6 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.14.35] and later
Linux x86-64


This document describes pros and cons, and considerations of using different options for backing up VMs.

A prevail ICT backup strategy known as 3-2-1 rule - three copies at least, two on different local media and third one on remote - is actually based on the principle of avoiding single point failure, two local copies on different media to tackle risk of hardware failure, and third copy to tackle risk of site failure.

This is also the backup strategy we would recommend on your OLVM infrastructure.



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In this Document
 Is OLVM Built-in Snapshot feature a feasible backup option?
 Option 1: OLVM Built-in Clone/Make Template features
 Option 2: Storage Server level snapshot/clone/replica
 Option 3: Third Party Backup Software
 Option 4: Active-Active or Active-Passive Disaster Recovery

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