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Protect and Restore SQL Server Resources Across vCenter Server with…

04/17/2019

Recently, customers and NetApp architects have asked me whether NetApp® SnapCenter® software can manage data protection of resources across VMware vCenter Server instances. The simple answer is yes.   Many enterprises set up multiple vCenter Server to manage virtual machines (VMs). System administrators take this approach to isolate the ESXi host for production servers from […]

Why Migrate SnapManager to the SnapCenter Plug-in for SQL Server?

03/20/2019

If you’re running NetApp® SnapManager® management software in a SQL Server or Exchange Server environment, it’s time to migrate to the NetApp SnapCenter® for Microsoft Plug-ins.   In 2018, NetApp announced end of availability (EOA) for NetApp SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server, SnapDrive and Microsoft Exchange Server. SnapManager for SQL Server won’t be supported with […]

SnapCenter: Consolidate Microsoft SQL Server Backups and Restore using PowerShell…

10/10/2018

Over the years, servers have become virtualized and databases are consolidated and now data is growing at a much faster pace. Microsoft SQL Server is an enterprise data management product that supports large and complex relational database environments using capabilities such as compression, Always On availability groups, and Resource Governor.   SQL Server offers common […]

SnapCenter for Microsoft Exchange Server: Data Protection Challenges and Solutions

05/07/2018

Microsoft Exchange Server is a widely used messaging platform for email communication, group scheduling, and calendaring for collaboration purposes. Failure at any level of storage, server, or network can result in operational and financial loss. This possibility emphasizes the need to plan for data protection, disaster recovery, and high availability, to enable quick recovery with […]

Protect Your Data with SnapCenter for Microsoft Exchange Server

05/03/2018

Data protection using NetApp® SnapCenter® leverages the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) framework in Microsoft Windows Server to coordinate interaction between SnapCenter (the requester), Exchange server, and the NetApp ONTAP® storage system hosting the Exchange data. This interaction supports the creation and management of application-consistent backup NetApp Snapshot™ copies of the Exchange resource.   The workflow in […]

Software Company Utilizes SnapCenter to Gain 30% Performance Improvement for…

12/14/2017

A large multinational software company providing open-source software products to the enterprise community was experiencing rapid data growth, and the company’s existing storage infrastructure couldn’t keep up. Manual backup processes consumed too much time and resources. The company’s IT administrators and developers demanded faster performance, and customers experienced lags and interruptions in accessing their billing […]