Windows 2008 Server Cloud backup

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am currently using Veeam Back up and Replication to backup my VM's but I have one WIndows 2008 Domain Controller Server that needs to back up to a remote location.  There is no Exchange associated with this Server so I am looking for a free or cheap backup that does deduplication and allows remote backup and version control.
Question by:kcassone
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    I am sure there are some free/cheap options out there but I believe that if a companies data is important to them it is worth spending the money for a proven solution that is supported and or backed by the manufacturer. The biggest issue with offsite replicated storage is that there really is a need for a sufficient amount of bandwidth to replicate these backups in a timely manner. Have you thought of just trying to use MS server 2008 bare metal backups directly to a large capacity USB Drive. Server 2008 is a new beast when it comes to recovering from failures. I would stick to the tried and true backup tools out there.

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    So what in your opinion is a good backup to Wan product?
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    I would look at Iron Mountain Online Backup they are a well established company. The large company I work for relies on Iron Mountain for a lot of their services.

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    I want me own solution not pay another company.
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    You could look at this:
    or Windows Live SkyDrive allows for 25GB of storage

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    I did not get any suggestions that were helpful to my situation.
    There are many paid solutions and cloud provideers but I wanted to perform at my site.

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