Backup Software Needed

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Does anybody know of a good backup software package running block Differencials on servers other than Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Continuous Protection Server?
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Hi there,
ACRONIS and/or ArcServe. Different stuff, first is doing a complete image, second is a regular backup. I prefer the first, is for lazies :).

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C

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Paragon Drive BackUp?

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Hi,
I think the best way to proceed here is to define a problem statement. For example, is good to know if you need a snapshot of the entire server or just files. Or a db.
Then, you should know if you want to go on tape, disk or hdd.
After that you can pick the most apropiate tool. You can even use WD free stuf, it can do the trick, but in a limited way.

Looking fwd for your answer,
C
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I'm looking specifically for a replacement for Symantec Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server 2010. I have a main office and a branch office connected over a WAN. The second office serves as the off-site backup location for the data in the main office.

Each night, on a schedule, we were synchronizing 5 data shares from the main site to the branch site. Scheduled Full and differential backups are taken at the branch site, on external HD's, and rotated to a safe deposit box.

We completed a server migration in the main office where the data sits, so that the file server is now Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. Apparently, the  Backup Exec CPS agent will not run on that platform.

I need software that can:

1. Run a block-level synchronization across a WAN for drive shares.
2. It must run under Server 2008 R2.
3. It must allow scheduling of the jobs.
4. I'd like it to be a robust solution that would scale up reasonably well.
5. I'd prefer the product to be resilient enough to re-establish a connection if it gets lost during transfer and resume the job, rather than die because a network connection was lost for a few seconds. (Backup Exec CPS  was bad about that)

At this time, the bandwidth between offices is a 3MBit line, though I have orders in to the vendors to bump that up to about a 20 MB line.

I found this: http://www.asigra.com/ but it seems to be pretty expensive. I'm not opposed to spending the money for an appropriate solution, but the word 'appropriate' is key there.  
 


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I do agree Backup Exec is not really good or fit to your needs.
You should really try ArcServe from CA. It did went all, better than BE. Have a look:
http://arcserve.com/us/products/backup/features-overview.aspx
Deduplication is also fairly important in your environment, you should consider it.
Licensing for this is not really bad, less than any cloud solution anyway..

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Anything I can help you with here?

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ACRONIS and/or ArcServe

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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

project taking a long time and experts exchange complains about abandoned question

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I think there are enough good comments and answers to warrant this should not be deleted.

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Awarding points due to the value of the discussion in helping choose what we eventually decided on.

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