Best Backup Software Package


I am inquiring to all, trying to determine what is the best backup solution on the market.  I currently have SQL,Filemaker Advanced Server,Sharepoint, Exchange, Win 2K3, Win 2K8 servers on my network.  With currently 2 Vmware ESXi hosts, the free version.

All of our backups will be going to disk for a set amount of time, no tapes will be involved.

I have looked into Acronis Advanced backup and recovery, and Backup Exec 2010.  Just wanted to get a little feedback and any other suggestions anyone might have.

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Why don't you just use the ntbackup which is built into windows 2003? Just start it from a cmd prompt. It's quite good enough and you can script it. You can see it's options by entering ntbackup /?.

Shadowprotect is the better option than acronis. It is faster, and it includes a universal restore, that allows you to restore the backup to dissimilar hardware. You can setup incremental and differential backups, and you can make snapshots in 5 minute intervals if needed.
I personally recomend Acronis, most OS systems support, fast, easy and not that expensive

Nenad RajsicCommented:
I would recommend you go with Symantec's Backup Exec because their latest version includes de-duplication so you will save a lot of time and space with your backup jobs. Restoring files with BE is also very easy and you can even restore individual emails rather than restoring a full mailbox. Backup Exec also offers remote agents and agents for Exchange, VMware, SQL etc (everything you need)

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