Point-in-Time Recovery Using Zerto Journal History

John White

User Error/accidental deletion, system corruption, hardware failure, ransomware infection, malicious employees… your business faces internal and external security threats every day. Having the right IT tools in place and the knowledge to leverage them effectively is critical to your ability to mitigate these threats effectively and ensure continuous business operations and data protection.

For example, point-in-time recovery (PITR) – where a virtual machine (VM) or group of VMs is restored to a specific point in time – is an effective way to quickly overcome an IT outage cased by a malicious insider, database corruption or malware. Up until recently, PITR was achieved by taking point-in-time snapshots of each VM at desired intervals. While this replication method “worked,” it wasn’t an ideal solution due to high storage and performance demands, and lack of inherent scalability.

Zerto solved this problem with the introduction of journal-based VM protection, which removes snapshots from the equation and enables highly granular recovery checkpoints every few seconds. The benefits of Zerto’s journal-based protection functionality with regards to PITR is explained in greater detail here.

To show you how easy it is to recover an entire group of VMs using Zerto’s journal history feature, Expedient Solutions Architect, Jason Charlton, walks through the process in this short demo video:

Expedient’s Push Button DR solution is powered by Zerto’s virtual replication technology. Positioned in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for DRaaS in 2017, 2018, and 2019, Push Button DR enables rapid, total failover between disparate locations without IP or DNS changes.

As Chief Innovation Officer, John White is the lead executive at Expedient responsible for the company’s product and technology vision. In addition to leading Expedient’s product strategy function, John also serves as the lead technology evangelist for the company, works closely with the sales team on closing complex/high brand deals, and acts as Expedient’s primary interface with existing technology partners. Follow him on Twitter.

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