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VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced (or vDPA), now part of vSphere, is a VMware data protection and recovery offering.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/JC/CU/9QTT301N59J7.pngBacks up virtual machines, and so much moreVMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is used mainly to create backups of virtual machines and virtual servers for disaster recovery needs. However, this is just the beginning of the capabilities that it has. Natively it can also back up virtual databases and with plugin support, it can back up Microsoft Sharepoint and Exchange servers, and SQL databases.,Maintains backups of all virtual systems for disaster recovery compliance. Supports plugins for backups of Microsoft systems. As with most VMware products vSphere is incredibly easy to use.,Reports are too complex, could be made clearer. The interface could be simplified. Backups of physical servers take a very long time.,9,Virtual machines and servers are backed up and secure DR compliance is met Multiple platforms backed up to a central location,CloudBacko,VMware Player, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Application Server, Microsoft Application Virtualization, Microsoft Azure
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April 16, 2018

vDPA Review: "Backs up virtual machines, and so much more"

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VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is used mainly to create backups of virtual machines and virtual servers for disaster recovery needs. However, this is just the beginning of the capabilities that it has. Natively it can also back up virtual databases and with plugin support, it can back up Microsoft Sharepoint and Exchange servers, and SQL databases.
  • Maintains backups of all virtual systems for disaster recovery compliance.
  • Supports plugins for backups of Microsoft systems.
  • As with most VMware products vSphere is incredibly easy to use.
  • Reports are too complex, could be made clearer.
  • The interface could be simplified.
  • Backups of physical servers take a very long time.
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is well suited for a thin client environment, and/or an environment that runs multiple virtual servers. It is also well suited for an environment with disaster recover requirements that require backups of everything. vSphere is very expensive, so it would probably not be a very good choice for a startup that could use a cheaper alternative in the beginning, or a physical machine environment.
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vDPA Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (1)
10
Live recovery (1)
9
Recovery verification (1)
10
Business application protection (1)
10
Snapshots (1)
9
Management dashboard (1)
8
Platform support (1)
10
Retention options (1)
9

About vDPA

VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced (or vDPA), now part of vSphere, is a VMware data protection and recovery offering.
Categories:  Data Center Backup

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