Hi, i need some advise please on the best practice for backing up 12 Servers across 4 physical locations. I am implementing AD next year and need to plan for hardware etc.
The 4 locations will have 2 Domain Controllers each and 1 file server.
The 4 sites will be connected together by 2Mb leased lines via MPLS.
As i am based at one site, i am reliant on staff at the other sites to put backup tapes in etc, also the cost of 12 lots of media tapes is going to be quite high so i need to factor that in. i also need to think about DR incase of a fire etc.
I dont know if a 2 Mb connection will be quick enough for online backup and also what the speed would be if i needed to restore during the day when all the users are online.
Would it be better to have an additional server at each site which the 3 servers backed up to and then this server backed up to tape which could be taken off site?
I will probably use Backup Exec.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.