Continuous Data Protection (CDP) & Recovery
Return to an earlier point-in-time without taking explicit backups
- Dial back to restore an arbitrary point-in-time within a 48 hour time frame
- Logs and timestamps all I/Os to the selected virtual disks
- No need to quiesce or interrupt applications
- Group virtual disks to synchronize their logs
- No host agents required
- Easy to turn on and revert from
Organizations are frequently asked to undo data modifications that had undesirable consequences on their business. The changes may have been in error or they may be byproducts of viruses or other malware.
Falling back to the latest snapshot or backup could mean losing a significant number of updates that transpired before the problem hit. Continuous Data Protection (or CDP) provides a clever way to restore a point in time between the longer interval covered by your snapshots and backups.
CDP continuously logs and timestamps I/Os written to designated virtual disks allowing you to revert back to a time of your choosing within a 48 hour period. It’s like an undo button.
In this example, we have a rolling log covering the last 7 hours of updates from which to fall back to and the desired restore point is roughly 40 minutes ago.
Revert to an Earlier Image