I need to backup 2 Apple Xserve computers that run a proprietary application without having any additional equipment connected to, or software installed on them. After doing a little research I am proposing to buy an additional Xserve and using the ASR utility running on the 3rd Xserve clone the disk volumes over the network to space on it. I can then hold the clones as near storage backup in addition to using a backup solution on the 3rd server to copy them to tape.
I have a couple of questions:
1. Does this sound like it would work?
2. I've heard that ASR may have a size limitation - is this true?
Machines are running OS X 10.3.