I am considering options for a backup server and wanted to get some expert opinions on the configuration. Our infrastructure that needs to be backed up consists of 4 servers running Windows Server2003 with the following roles and data:
Server 1: PDC, File Storage, 40 GB for full backup
Server 2: BDC, SQL Server, 75 GB for full backup
Server 3: SQL Server, IIS, 25 GB for full backup (this is running windows 2000 OS)
Server 4: SQL Server 50 GB for full backup
Here is the backup server configuration i am looking at:
HP DL380 G6
Intel Xeon E5630 2.53G Quad Core (option for a second processor, but not sure if i need it)
12 GB RAM
3 * 300 GB SAS 10,000RPM HDD (RAID 5, 600GB usable)
[I need to also get a tape drive/vault for offsite backups, probably weekly]
MS Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 2010
I plan to do disk to disk full backups of each server weekly to this backup server, and incrementals daily. Once a week I will copy the latest full backup to a tape to take offsite. It is my understanding that Windows 2008 R2 includes Hyper-V which allows hosting virtual servers. If one of the 4 physical servers fails, i would like to be able to create a virtual copy of that server on this backup box (restore from the symantec backup to the guest server) and have that virtual server take over the roles of the failed server for long enough to order a physical replacement.
I realize this is a vauge and open ended question, but does the hardware and software i specified look like it would be able to do all the things i want it to do? Thanks in advance for any input.