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Author: Jacob Gsoedl
Most IT shops are still relying on traditional backup apps with their server clients to back up virtual servers, but that approach has its limitations. Today, there are plenty of good alternatives for virtual machine backup.
In most IT shops, virtual servers are backed up just like physical servers at first, but as the number of virtual servers increases traditional backup methods start breaking down. The fact that a single physical machine can host many virtual machines (VMs) poses challenges that simply don't exist when backing up dedicated physical servers.