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Any backup solution better than Arcserver or norton exec ?

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Any backup solution better than Arcserver and Norton Exec ? I need faster recovery solution to recover my server.
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by:JuckMan
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What are you trying to back up file system or database?
you can use file replication software. I have doubletake and it works good in most of the scenario. Using this you are always taking a back up with few seconds latency.

hope this helps
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what are you backing up? what kind of downtime and data loss can you tolerate? how much information?
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by:PaperTiger
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I use a combination of Windows Backup, Import/Export, Handybackup, Double-take and Acronis. I actually dislike Backup Exec and ArcServe (I got rid of that as soon as I could)
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I need backup OS and database.   i need quick recovery time.
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have to ask again. what are you backing up? what kind of downtime and data loss can you tolerate? how much information?

Case A - $15,000:
let's assume for a minute that you need to backup a Windows 2003 member server running SQL for 100 users. You can afford 0 data loss and max of 2 hours downtime:
1. Run a complete duplicate server of your LIVE server
2. run double-take on both to replicate the database
3. Run Windows backup nightly to backup OS - backup of the backup to NAS
4. Run SQL backup nightly to backup the SQL - backup of the backup to NAS
5. Run Acronis quarterly to live backup the whole 2 systems.

Case B - $1500:
backup a Windows 2003 member server running SQL for 100 users. You can afford 1 day data loss and minimum of 2 day downtime:
1. Run SQL backup nightly to backup the SQL - backup of the backup to NAS
2. Run Acronis or Ghost quarterly to cold-backup the whole system, mainly the OS

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