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NetApp IT Perspective: SAP HANA Data Protection Made Better

September 14, 2020

All IT organizations understand the downside of downtime. Users expect availability and consistent performance levels 24/7, even in the face of ever-increasing volumes of data. As a result, backup time windows are shrinking, while the amount of data to be backed up is increasing.   NetApp IT upgraded their SAP customer relationship management (CRM) system […]

SnapCenter 4.2 Simplifies Your Journey to Modern Data Protection

September 13, 2019

  We’ve received lots of customer feedback about asking us to make it easier for IT generalists or administrators to manage application-driven workload protection in SnapCenter. In response, we’ve simplified some of the processes in NetApp® SnapCenter® 4.2 and reduced the number of screens you need to navigate through.   If you’re deploying SnapCenter software […]

Protect and Restore SQL Server Resources Across vCenter Server with…

April 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?

March 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…

October 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

May 7, 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

May 3, 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 […]