Need help setting up Backup Strategy
Posted on 2005-03-16
I have a Overland Storage LoaderExpress Ultrium2 (200/400GB) with 11 SLOTS (1 used for cleaning tape)
I currently have a total of 32 tapes available
I am currently running Full Backups M-Fri with Fridadys taken offsite.
Elapsed time with verify on Backups is about 9:54 Hours and around 177GB written.
Can I please get some insight on what would be the best backup plan to use when implementing a brand new Veritas Backup Exec 10.0 Implementation. I am building a brand new server with two NICS, 3.2Ghz Xeon, Mirrors 36.4GB U320s and on a Gigabit Backbone. Also we have never done a backup across the Gigabit yet, so i don't know how much that will increase performance.
to clarify all of this. I'm looking for tape rotation suggestions and reasoning - also the type of backup to run.
Backup window is from 7:00 P.M till 5:00 A.M. which is flexible. We have to backup a File Server, Exchange Server, and two DC's
We do not currently have the disaster recovery option.