oracle data capture

Revolutionary Oracle Data Capture: The Pros and Cons of Oracle Backup Methods

Actifio's Mike Salins is back for another in-depth data focused review covering revolutionary Oracle data capture.

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Backup and Recovery Using Cloud Object Storage – Actifio Versus Others

Let's compare Actifio backup and recovery versus other solutions, while using cloud object storage.

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Database clones

Need Database Clones in AWS Immediately!

Database cloning is the process by which you create a point-in-time copy of a production database. Database cloning is usually done for different purposes:

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RTo is horrible with AWS EBS snapshots

Why Recovery Time Objective is Horrible with AWS EBS Snapshots!

In the previous blog, we discussed the good, bad, and ugly of EBS snapshots. In this blog we will elaborate why recoveries from EBS snapshots takes a very long time.

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When EBS snapshots replicate FULLs instead of changed blocks, the AWS bill really hurts!

When EBS snapshots always replicate FULL data instead of incremental data to remote AWS regions, you may be in the "bad" situation of the the good, bad, and ugly of EBS snapshots.

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oracle backup recovery test data management

Oracle Backup, Recovery & Test Data Management: Actifio vs Legacy Vendors

Even top cloud vendors like Salesforce & Amazon use Oracle database for one or more critical apps. The odds of finding an enterprise running a mission-critical application without an Oracle database is extremely low.

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backup to cloud object storage

Backup to the Cloud Object Storage – Actifio vs Others

It’s hard to find an enterprise who doesn’t want to use cloud object storage for their backup retentions. Why? Following are some of the reasons.

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Using SQL Copy Data for Data Protection, Test Dev and Analytics (3 of 3)

This is part 3 in our multi-part series on Microsoft SQL server, backups, recoveries, copy data management. In parts number one and two we covered SQL backups and SQL restores, in detail and talked about a lot of considerations, different approaches, pros and cons, and performance impacts. If you haven't watched those I highly recommend you do as we're building on that based on that knowledge for this particular part of the series.

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Comparing Two SQL Server Restore Methods (2 of 3)

Here for Part Two in our series on SQL Server data protection, copy data management. Part one was all about SQL Server backup methods. Once you have the data, how do you use SQL copy data, what do you use it for?  Starting out with, people use it for recoveries, number one use case.  There's two methods of doing those recoveries, one is what we call traditional restore and the second is instant mount.  So let's compare and contrast the two, understand really what they do, and when you might want to use one versus the other.

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