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VMware Application Consistent Snapshots - Real Need?

Question asked by Roddy Pimentel on Sep 27, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 3, 2013 by Roddy Pimentel

Hello All,

 

A little background I guess.  I have been running my Nimble for about 9 months now and it has been running very champion like.  I have had no complaints whatsoever.  I do have a question though.

 

I'm currently doing application consistent snapshots of all our datastores.  Which does take its fair amount of resources...

 

Lately I have been asking myself if I truly do need it.   Other than Exchange and SQL I see no reason to have it.  But even then, should I be bothering with it at all is the question.

 

Crash consistent, should suffice as I really only care that I can bring the application back up, how much data loss are we really speaking about here? If any...

 

Your thoughts are appreciated...

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