How to Design Backup/DR Solution
Posted on 2009-05-27
I am a new Backup Exec admin and I have a few questions. We are using 12.5 here. We are a small shop and we aren't backing up much (under 200GB). I currently have all of the user data and shared folders setup on my Win2003 server and I am backing up to a Terastation 1.0 GB NAS using BackupForAll software.
We are not using Backup Exec just yet because I have a new Linkstation 3.0 GB NAS that I want to migrate all of the data to so it can be centralized since the server is running out of space.
Can I use Backup Exec to backup from the Linkstation to the Terastation? (Backup-to-Disc feature comes to mind)
I want to do this because I want to create a full backup on the Terastation and then move it off site for DR. I was thinking of doing a full backup first onto the Terastation then doing the incrementals across the WAN to the DR site. We have a 20Mb pipe on this end and 50Mb at the DR site
Any suggestions or caveats?
Also, what would be the best recovery solution at the DR site? A passive Backup Exec server?