Looking for a Good and Reliable Backup Plan/Solution for Mixed environment.
Posted on 2011-02-22
I am Looking for some advice for a good and reliable Backup Plan/Solution for a largely mixed environment.
Currently we use simple file compression and SCP to backup majority of our Linux servers we also use Ahsay OBM on some of them and for our Microsoft Workstations, Notebooks and Servers we make use of the Ahsay OBM and Ahsay ABC.
However asof late I have been loosing alot of faith in the reliabiility of the Ahsay Backups and the Linux Server backups are becoming a bit heavy on our backup storage.
Below is shgow we currently backup some of our environments and services:
1.) 20+ Linux Servers The local PSQL DBs get dumped locally (our one SVN server also does the same dumping files locally first) onto the server - there after we do a TGZ compression on the DB dumps and all other critical configs and files - after the compression the TGZ gets SCPd to an offsite server - the offsite server also scp these files on a seperate schedule to another site. Some of these servers also backup making use of the Ahsay OBM for Linux which backs up to the Ahsay Server
2.) 7+ Windows Servers These are a mix of File servers, Sharepoint Servers, MS SQL, Exchange 2007 and AD servers. These all get backed up with the Ahsay OBM to the Ahsay Server using the recommended Ahsay Methods for each service.
3.) 40+ Windows Workstations/Notebooks These all use the Ahsay ABC client and backs up to the Ahsay Server.
4.) Ahsay/Backup Server The server mareplicates all the backups made to a offsite location using the Ahsay Replication Sertvice.
As mentioned - any advice or possible alternatives to try to the Ahsay Server and our current main Linux backup strategy would be welcome. The storage is a Major issue as well as the Reliability of the Ahsay Backup services.