Delphix content backup and restore

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Assuming that i have only one delphix engine, how can i protect my delphix deployment against delphix engine inside corruption?
Are virtual machine backup or snapshot the only solution in my case?
Do VM backup backup and restore everything (delphix objects, delphix users and privilegies, all blocs inside DxFS)?
Thanks a lot.
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There are more unplanned outages to protect against than corruption within the Delphix engine.  There's also hardware failure, media failure, network failure, and data center failure.  Also, consider minimizing planned outages, such as upgrades, patches, and other maintenance.

Data protection and recovery options should always be considered with a firm understanding of your  recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) requirements.  RTO is the amount of time necessary to restore service.  RPO is how much data loss is tolerable.

it is easy to simply state "RTO is instantaneous and RPO is zero", but it must always be remembered that, while this perfect state is achievable, there is significant cost to achieve it.

The Delphix documentation online HERE discusses data protection from the standpoint of a range of RTO and RPO objectives, which I'll summarize here...

1. RTO and RPO very loose - VMware Snapshot Manager
2. RTO is a few hours and RPO near time-of-failiure - SAN backups (if SAN used for VM storage)
3. RTO and RPO very tight - VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) or Delphix engine replication

Of all these, Delphix engine replication is probably the most effective, multi-faceted, and resilient.

Please check the documentation and let us know if you have questions?