Backup solution advice
Posted on 2005-05-02
I have 6 offices, 5 of which are remote branch offices that have about 1GB of data that needs to be backup each night. The 6th office Corporate, has Great Plains/SQL 2000 db with about 20GB of data to be backed up.
Presently we have a script running on each of the branch office servers that compresses the data and then sends it over our VPN to a folder on our GP server. I then run ARCserve 6.? to backup all the data to a tape drive.
The tape drive is about 6 years old and in need of replacement. It has problems reading the older tapes that were used on it over a year ago and sometimes just last week.
I am interested in creating a new solution that will be able to backup the remote branches and corporate, but have not decided whether I want to have them backup to tape, CD, DVD or ? I am running a mixed network of W2003, W2k, NT4, with data on each that needs to be backed up. I am also interested in Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning, so I want to take and store media off site.
Any suggestions with a $10,000 budget?