Best Media Strategy For Backup Exec
Posted on 2010-09-23
I want to set up one of my clients with backup exec to handle all the back ups. They have 2 windows 2003 servers (one is SBS) and about 8 laptops all in a domain enviroment.
The laptops get taken home each night. As I understand it I will be able to set it up so that when the laptops are back at the office they will be automatically backed up. Is this correct?
I am also trying to figure out a good backup media strategy. I don't really like the idea of tapes as I'm not very experianced with them. I was planning on using 2 external 2TB hard drives (2TB is more than enough backup space for this enviroment). One drive would be connected at all times and someone in the office would swap drives each day. Backup exec would backup everything overnight to the connected drive, the person would come in to work, disconnect the connected drive (and take it home) then plug in the second drive for the nightly backup. Does anyone see a problem with this strategy? Is there a more efficient way to do this?
Thanks in advance for the help.