VMWare Data Recovery is crap:
- VMWare Data Recovery cannot be monitored and does not send out any warnings.
- Running one instance of VMWare Data Recovery is too heavy for the appliance, causing the backups to be corrupted all the time
- When running multiple instances of VMWare Data Recovery, say one instance per host, the whole thing is still slow as hell
- Every few weeks, one backup gets corrupted. Of course the appliance does not notify you, no, instead you must login to the appliance to check the logs.
- When you find a backup that is corrupted, you need to manually flag the restore point as "marked for deletion" and then start the integrity check.
- When doing the integrity check, better pray that none of the other instances starts using the same nas/fileserver, as it gets so slow that the whole integrity check never gets completed.
- I just tried to split the backups to multiple destinations, so that we can backup each virtual machine to its very own destination, and reduce the shitload of work the integrity check has to do when another backup is broken. Appears that VMWare Data Recovery only supports 2 destination per appliance instance.
I seriously consider VMWare Data Recovery to be the worst backup solution I've ever used.© GeekLabInfo VMWare Data Recovery is crap is a post from GeekLab.info. You are free to copy materials from GeekLab.info, but you are required to link back to http://www.geeklab.info