Backup Disaster Recovery Best Practices
Posted on 2007-11-29
Ignoring all current establish backup procedures already in place, I'd like to know what the users of EE would say about how to back up the following:
Server #1: Exchange (50GB of Exchange Data, 85BG total used disk space) [Growth: low]
Server #2: SQL (110GB SQL Data, 140GB total used disk space) [Growth: low-moderate]
Server #4: SQL (45GB SQL Data, 55GB total used disk space) [Growth: moderate-high]
Server #5: File Server (210GB Data, 275Gb total used disk space) [Growth: low-moderate]
Server #6: Web Server (25GB Data) [Growth: low]
All servers are on gigabit and are running a mix of Server 2000/2003.
What to I buy and how do I backup all this data? The only requirement is that daily backups are made of each (though they don't need to be full backups) and that a backup of the previous day is always offsite (And able to be recovered independently ... so full backups need to be available along with differential/incrementals). Try to be as budget-conscious as possible.