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Looking for a backup to disk appliance that will, in turn replicate to cloud and also act as a virtual server if the server goes down.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
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try Cloudswitch it will do that for you.

Trials available,

it's a Virtual Appliance available for download, that will replicate your existing Virtual Machines to the Cloud.

http://www.cloudswitch.com/

It's not a Backup Product though.

If you want a backup to disk appliance for VMware (for virtual machines), I would try VMware vDR or phd Virtual.
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by:Derf238
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hanccocka -
Thank you for your response. I am not trying to replicate virtual machines. I want a backup to disk appliance, in house, for a single server. This appliance should be able to be activated as a virtualized version of the original until it comes back on line. Zenith Infotech markets a BDR appliance like this. I am looking for who else may have something like this.
Thanks
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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Just saw a presentation on HeroWare - but you have to buy through an authorized vendor.
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Leew - Thanks. this is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. I'm hoping there are a few more leads to competitive products but this does fit the bill
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by:SelfGovern
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It does look like Heroware does what you've outlined -- but what happens if you get a virus or accidental overwrite of a file on your primary server: is the problem replicated to your "backup" server as well?  How do you recover then?

What I like about backup as opposed to some kind of server or storage mirroring, is that the data in a backup is safe from normal business access, so it serves as an independent restore source to allow you to recover from errors, virus, malice, etc.

That said, I know nothing of Heroware other than what I scanned on their web site; maybe it protects even in these cases.   The thing to ascertain is how long you can be protected (a week?  a month?) and if that's long enough for your business requirements.

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by:Lee W, MVP
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> but what happens if you get a virus or accidental overwrite of a file on your primary server
Why are you not using Volume Shadow Copy?  

Further, HeroWare leverages DoubleTake which allows you to restore to different times.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Just saw another thing you might want to check into... not quite the same... http://www.appassure.com/
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by:Derf238
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Leew - You get the points. I had hoped to get info on more like this but this your was the only one
Thanks,
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