Chapter 10. Backup and Recovery

The viability of the overall system, the database, the jobs of all information technology (IT) personnel, especially the database administrator (DBA), as well as the future existence of a company may depend on the DBA’s ability to recover a critical database.

Our journey through the four V’s takes an abrupt turn toward luminescent clarity in this chapter. The only facet of our quad-pronged theme addressed in this chapter is viability. The chapter is purposefully short because there is very little in the subject area of backup and recovery that is specific to vSphere. Most of the conversation centers on backup tools and methods that work on the database inside the virtual machine (VM) or storage-based tools that ...

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