What kind of work specifically do you suggest it needs? This technology is 1.5 years old already, and by now we have many customers using SureBackup on massive scale with great success. Of course, you cannot use it if your backup storage is so slow that it takes 89 minutes to boot a single VM, such as in case with poster above. For example, storing backups on deduplicating storage device, attempting to boot a VM from remote backup repository, or some networking issues may be the cause.mpasaa wrote:it's a great concept but needs much work
Me personally, I've never seen this issue in my lab, where it takes 45 seconds to boot clean install of Windows Server 2003 from backup to logon screen. The lab is my 8 GB RAM desktop with VMware Workstation 8.0 running backup server VM, and ESXi host VM. This virtualized ESXi starts the instantly recovered VM (second level virtualization, hehe). All of that is running on a single spindle of a regular 7200 rpm hard drive. So really, it is hard to imagine slower environment
The first and foremost thing before using SureBackup must be quick Instant VM Recovery speed test. People tend to spend much time tweaking SureBackup timeouts, when they should really make sure vPower engine is performing well before doing anything else.