Solved

Backup to Disk - Best Practices

Posted on 2011-09-09
4
392 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I'm now ready to back up to SAN and have everything ready to go and ran a few successful test runs. However, I don't know what the best practices are. I'm backing up Exchange DB, SQL BD and files. I read thereis a 2 TB limit on SAN Disks you can use to back up to? What are the best practices you are using? Do I create one folder for all backups or one for every job every day? Any info would be very helpful. I want to make sure to set this up correctly from the beginning. I'm using Backup Exec 2010.
Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:tolinrome
4 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:uescomp
ID: 36513077
I do a daily backup of the servers and data, 1 weekly (internal and offsite), and 1 montly (internal and offsite).  I keep 10 backups of the dailies that de-dup to reduce taking up excessive space.  I hold on to 4 weekly backups and 3 montly backups.  Basically keep the backups from each quarter.

I plan to later have an offsite san for site replication (cross fingers for approval).  
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:tolinrome
ID: 36513232
What about the file size liit of 2 TB?
0
 
LVL 55

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 500 total points
ID: 36516430
Bit of a waste of a SAN using it as a backup device, local disks would have been cheaper but you have got it now, There's no 2TB limit in Backup Exec, nor a 2TB limit in Windows except that for more than that you need GPT disks. Maybe your SAN has a 2TB LUN limit though which wouldn't be much of a problem since you could create multiple backup to disk folders and make a pool out of them. I don't see where you would have a 2TB file, B2D files are not that size, 10GB or so biggest you would want to have.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:shahzoor
ID: 36518641
i manage it using acronis incremental backups
You can define the time and hours when and where u want to store it
I maintain a full backup and then the incremental backup files. It will save a lot of space and would not choke the network bandwidth.
Create separate folders and schedule the tasks in the respective folders to maintain the record
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
VMWare changing paths to SAN storage 4 76
Arduino EDI - Programming Language - Voice Recorder 4 70
NAS with google authentication 6 64
Image Copy of Hard Drive 15 35
A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now