Planning Disaster Recovery
Posted on 2009-07-01
We're trying to plan a disaster recovery setup offsite and I would like to hear what others are doing. Currently we use DLT tape backup for daily backups (Dell tape device, Arcserve as the software), then move our tapes offsite (same town, different location). Other than having tape backups we really have no disaster recovery. What we'd like to have is a server or set of servers (possibly virtualized?) at a remote satellite office that we could use to do a nightly backup to, for our main servers and our data. Ideally if we had a huge disaster in our city, we could move to that site and have our Mail, Files, Domain Controller and all of our data that goes with it, with only losing the data from when it last did it's "sync". We've looked at Data Domain, and it look like a great product, but it's a bit on the costly side...we figured there might be a way that's just as good but cheaper. Any thoughts? Thanks for your input!