Best practices for offsite backup of CPS data
Posted on 2007-12-05
I'm using CPS (included w/ backup exec 11d) to backup our local network. This has worked great so far. We've been using tapes to take our data offsite but now we want to automate this. We already have a vpn established to an offsite location I'm just concerned with the best way to copy the data over the line now.
Is there any way to replicate the continuous protection server? I've thought of using backup exec to backup the CPS but, from my understanding, i'll end up copying all my data everytime the backup job runs. Since our data is on the scale of 200+ GB it would take a very long time to copy all of this data (probably won't even finish copying by the next the job needs to start).
From my understanding, CPS only copies the block level changes, so a 20kb change on a 10mb file results in only 20kb being sent over the wire. This is perfect. Can I use a CPS @ the remote site to backup my local CPS?
Any advice would be appreciated.