Vsphere backup solution
Posted on 2011-02-17
Need some experts to chime in, everyone wins points if your intelligent.
Have two sites, A and B.
Each site has a single esx box (8 cores) running vsphere essentials and 3 vm's on them with 800gb used and 1.5tb open.
I want to back up the vm's at site A to the open storage on esx of side B, and vice versa. Not many changed files are performed on the vm's every day so DeDuping is a must.
There is a 3Meg connection between sites so replication must happen in a 14 hour time period.
I've looked into Veeam backup and Replication but OMG the $$$ they want is too much. What other suggestions do you experts have?
I have other ideas just want to have multiple opinions here so I'm not leaving something out.