i currently manage 15 servers that are on win server2008 virtualised platform.
i would like to minimise the time taken to perform backup which is currently done to tape.
we have 2 dr sans on site and i can take snapshots but what i would like to know are there any alternatives for backup as i think the current one is too time consuming and a hassle!
current routine ; arcserve
mon & tue tapes are done daily removed from site and tapes then moved to remote site
wed & thurs tapes stay in tape decks all the time
fri - weekly backup is done once complete it too is removed to external site
monthly tape is done at end of month