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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

thanks
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I would recommend using Veeam. Veeam is specifically designed for backups of VMs to disk, which then would require Arcserve to move to tape.

In our pilot project we were fully backing up fifteen Windows 2003/2008 server VMs for two weeks in under 500GB of space thanks to deduplication. We're waiting on funding for purchase now.

As far as off-site, that's a question with a lot of answers depending mostly on your tolerance for lost data.
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thankyou for replying to my question - i will look into this product and see if we have the budget to purchase it, thanks
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It's fairly inexpensive as it's priced per CPU (not per core) on the host server you want to back up.

So, a quad-processor system with four cores each is the cost as four 1 CPU quad-core Hyper-V hosts.
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