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What are the tradeoffs between using hypervisor- vs. storage-array-based snapshots as backup sources?

Suppose you have some virtual machines (running in eg. ESXi) that are stored on an iSCSI storage array (eg. EqualLogic PS4110). Now suppose you want to set up a backup and restore regime that looks ...
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backing up MySQL living on a SAN using LVM snapshots. is this doable?

So I was looking into LVM snapshots and it seems like a feasible method for backing up mysql so that it's at least crash consistent. My issue is that I have mysql servers where the mysql data ...
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Replication or?

Recently, we have been hammered by Google Bots and all kinds of other bots( 60% of the website traffic that we experience on an average are from Bots. We are trying to segment out the Google Bot ...
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SAN based Snapshots and Disaster Recovery

I wanted to know if anyone has has any expirience of using SAN based snapshots and replication between SANs for disaster recovery. My main worries are around databases and applications like Exchange ...