I have an SBS 2003 standard installed in a medical office. I need some suggestions from the experts on the best way to backup this server...Currently i have 2 external hard drives that i use for backups. One drive is scheduled for backup on Mon-Wed-Fri and one for Tus-Thru and Sat. My questions are "I hope you can address them one by one" :
1- Is it better to eliminate the external hard drives and invest in a tape backup drive?
2- If so, what is a recommended tape backup drive. Also should i get internal or external device?
3- What is the recommended schedule for a tape drive backup. Daily/Weekly/Monthly!!!
4- How do i cover myself if the serve goes down. How can i create a backup of the entire settings and files of the server including active directory components, exchange server, group polices, and all other sbs settings.
5- I am running my own exchange server on the sbs box. How can i backup users mailboxes and settings..
6- Is there a backup software solution that anyone recommends.
In Brief, I need to be ready in case of a disaster.
Thanks very much for addressing all my questions!!!