Best Disk Based Backup Solutions for over 1.5TB of Data
Posted on 2009-05-18
We have three servers we backup. Currently we are running BESR (Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery) on these servers and taking a base backup once per month and incrementals about four times per day. These backups are stored on a NAS and then every morning we copy them to a USB hard drive attached to the NAS for offsite purposes. The data is growing to the point where we can only fit about a months worth of backups on the NAS and USB drives. We need to be able to hold three months worth of data which is about 1.5TB, we want this data on both the offsite solution and in the in house solution. We also need room to grow. What I don't want is a tape backup solution, what I do want is a disk based backup solution, possibly a SAN. My main question is about offsite, we don't have a big enough pipe to use an offsite backup service, we want the backups offsite and if they could be on disk that would be awesome. So, I'm looking for recommendations as far as in house and offsite. I do want to stick with an image based backup although not BESR, preferably Shadow Protect. Please don't just send me a link to some page about a product. I want to hear what people are using, what works and what doesn't. Please don't respond to this as if it is a home user case either, and as if I'm only backing up 50GB of data vs. 1.5TB of data.