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Backup Multiple Servers

Hi.. I am desperately searching for a backup solution for multiple Windows 8 servers and several workstations (including Mac). I have searched extensively, but without success.  My scenario is:  (3) Windows 8 Servers and 6 Windows 7 Client computers and 2 Mac Computers.. all which need to be backed up on a schedule.  I also would like to use a "common" storage pool.. such as a "rackmount" Hard Drive storage array unit (not sure of the proper term.. have seen many options) that could be used as the backup destination for ALL computers listed above... and the proper Software to accomplish this.. (budget minded as possible) - Thanks for any help.
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William Larkin
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chubby_informerCommented:
SYMANTEC BACKUP EXEC
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pgm554Commented:
Windows 8 server or Server 2012?
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William LarkinAuthor Commented:
Very sorry.. I was rushed when posting this earlier... it is Windows Server 2008. please fogive.. Thanks.
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pgm554Commented:
Depending upon how much money you want to spend and how quickly you wish to restore,Acronis,Symantec System restore,Storagecraft and Novastor are products worth evaluating.
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William LarkinAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your reponses.. I appreciate them all..  I have had some experience with Backup Exec and Arc Serve etc.. but realize that this can sometimes run up in the $$$ when looking at this type of scenario.. I have also looked at Acronis and Novastor.. I think Novastor is the least expensive...  I realize that money shouldn't be the major factor.. but this is for a Charter School and their budget is a little constrained..  Have you good success with NovaStor products?? and do you know if I can use some sort of Rack Mount Storage for the backup destination? - thanks Again!!
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pgm554Commented:
You wanna save money?

Get a Windows 7 box,load it up with cheap SATA using software RAID 1.
3 tb these days is in the $149 buck range.

Set up an iscsi backup using Starwind iscsi target which is free.

http://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwind-free
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William LarkinAuthor Commented:
Thanks pgm554.. this might be my solution :) - I will be DL and looking at this.  Thanks
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William LarkinAuthor Commented:
Thanks Again!!
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