Virtual Machine: the difference between snapshot and backup

One of the common abuse of language in Virtualisation is the use of the term snapshot to designate a backup. Let me explain the fundamental difference between a virtual machine snapshot and backup.

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Performance issue: where to start?

– “What’s up doc?”
– “Nothing new really, what’s up SharePoint admin?”
– “Well, I got problems with my SharePoint farm. Years after years, it got slower and slower with now some intermittent down-times. It was not that bad until the end-users came back from spring holidays and just thought this was enough.”

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