Need advice on cheaper alternatives to Data Domain.
Posted on 2008-10-16
This is the scenario.
A 15 man client wants to backup data without using tapes (too much manual intervention) or using online backups (too costly)
They have a production and DR site. One possible plan is to backups to disk and then copy the backups to the DR site over their 100MB p2p line. Their backups are about 300GB in total, so we would look at a Monday full and differentials for the rest of the week. The month end would be backed up to an external USB drive and taken off site by an Iron Mountain type company.
An alternate option is soemthing like Data Domain, but this seems overkill for a client this size. Does anyone have any tried and tested alternate solutions they could suggest, a sort of Data Domain on a reduced budget?