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Best Backup Solution

What is the best off-sit backup solution for servers, taking into consideration price, efficiency, security and reliability?

Windows Server 2003 and Small Business 2003
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mrmyth
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mrmyth
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bluetabCommented:
There are a ton of on-line backup providers if that's what you're looking for.  But it's not inexpensive.  The biggest problem you're going to have will be the amount of data that you're trying to backup.  The first limitation you have will be your internet connection and how much data you can upload.  If it's a lot the backup could take a very long time.  You mentioned SBS 2003 so I'm assuming that you have Exchange running.  You won't be able to backup the Exchange store on-line, that has to be done with the SBS backup utility or a third party product that supports Exchange backups.  

If you're just backing up small files then the on-line backup will work fine.  I don't know all of the companies out there but I know some of the other users do.  You may want to consider backing up to an external hard drive and taking it off-site or putting them in a fireproof safe.  
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bluetabCommented:
I stand corrected about backing up Exchange over the Internet.  Cool software product.
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jwphillips80Commented:
If you think that's cool, check out the Server Recovery Option (SRO.)  It allows you to failover an exchange server automatically or in a one-click manual failover.  It takes care of the DNS for you as well.
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Zenith63Commented:
I'm operating offsite backup using Ahsay's software (www.ahsay.com).  I'm not sure what you are looking for here; an offsite backup from one of your sites to another, or backup to a third party.  We have about 75 customers backing up their servers (there are at least 30 of these that are SBS 2003) to our servers using Ahsay Offsite Backup.  If you're looking to backup to a third party I'd definitely recommend looking at some companies using Ahsay's software, it's great software!
It has SQL and Exchange agents.
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jwphillips80Commented:
In reply, I did not make a commercial solicitation.  My answer was posted as the first reply.  I only asked if he wanted more information on the product, and I would be more than happy to post the links here to eleviate any concern.
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jwphillips80Commented:
For future reference:  DoubleTake for Windows is easy to setup and relatively nice to administer. It makes manageability of Windows replication simple.  Here's some links for more information:

Very nice product brief:
http://www.doubletake.com/_docs/pdf/ESGBriefDouble-TakeSROJan2007.pdf

Quick flash demo as promised:
http://www.doubletake.com/_docs/swf/dt-flashdemo/index.htm

Datasheet:
http://www.doubletake.com/_docs/pdf/DBTK_Datasheet.pdf

Server Recovery Option:
http://www.doubletake.com/products/double-take/documents/SROWholeServerProtectionWhitePaper.pdf

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mrmythAuthor Commented:
I'm going over these solutions. If anyone has anymore I'm open.
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