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If I drop BackupExec what shoud I buy

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I just got a quote for version 12 of BackupExec and I'm taking my heart medication as I write this.  So can someone make a recommendation of a full featured leading backup application that is less money than BackupExec and is top notch?  Backing up AD, Exchange and Linux.  Will be moving to large vmware environment soon but I want traditional Full/Incremental/Differential and not just snapshots or images.  We own Acronis for imaging.

thanks!
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JohnDemerjian:

try BackupAssist it is a very useful and inexpensive program, compared to the other backup programs out there.
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thanks i'll check it out.
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I know you mentioned the need for traditional backups, but you might take a look at Vizioncore's vRanger:  http://www.vizioncore.com/vRangerPro.html

If you are on a limited budget, you might also consider Microsoft's DPM.  It is pretty affordable and quite full-featured.
http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/dpm/default.mspx
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Jason
good suggestions thanks.
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How much data are you backing up? Online backups (such as Live Vault) may be an option depending on the amount of data you have. After a point, it is more cost effective to go with traditional backups.
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Complete Microsoft Windows PC® & Mac Backup

Backup and recovery solutions to protect all your PCs & Mac– on-premises or in remote locations. Acronis backs up entire PC or Mac with patented reliable disk imaging technology and you will be able to restore workstations to a new, dissimilar hardware in minutes.

 
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rikketyrik

8TB
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Online will be very prohibitive in terms of cost then. You think you had a heart atack with Symantec....
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Microsoft DPM is the move.... download it and try it out.
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Isn't DPM an image type of backup? Can it backup/restore individual files and folders?
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Nope, it can do basically what Backup Exec does...  An of course also understands Exchange, etc...  And it is cheap.  Probably like $1k to do everything needed in this thread.
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Jason

I'll definitely check that out.  Good suggestion.  I'll close this up guys, thanks.
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