Learning to Backup Servers - Need Some Input
Posted on 2011-05-10
I am new to the server backup game, and am trying to set up a new backup system. Right now, the previous IT Manager was just backing up certain files online, which doesn't sit well with me. I am wanting to backup everything to removable media, as well as make a copy offsite. I have a USB RDX drive, getting some 1 TB cartridges, and I have CA Brightstor Arcserve 11.5. I have 4 servers, with a little over 1 TB of needed space (uncompressed) to back them all up. These are all Server 2003. I need to know 1) What other steps do I need to take to get a complete backup of the system besides a full backup with system state? This includes a couple of different databases (SQL and Pervasive). Do I need to do a different proceedure to backup the databases, or will a normal full backup do the trick? 2) What will I need besides a full backup with system state if I have to restore to a new server in the case of hardware failure?