Application Aware Snapshot Management
Exponential increase in data volume is making it increasingly difficult for enterprises to ensure availability and protection of valuable data. Enterprise environments consist of complex physical and virtual components with intricate interconnects. In such an environment, administrators need tools that generate timely backups with minimal impact, and perform quick restores and recoveries.
Application Aware Snapshot Management (AASM) can automate and simplify complex, manual, and time-consuming backup and recovery processes. AASM uses storage snapshot technologies while integrating with application specific backup/recovery tools.
This paper discusses the design and development of a unified AASM solution to backup, restore, and recover application specific data using snapshot technologies on different storage systems.