Seeking Recommendations for a Backup Solution
Posted on 2013-01-16
I work in the IT dept. of a small local government agency. Although we're not a large organization, we do have a fairly complex infrustructure. We are a Microsoft shop with Server 2K3 & 2K8 and XP & Win7 clients. We also have a number of MS SQL DBs, etc. And, there is one client/server app that is Oracle and a MySQL DB on a Win2K8 web server.
We have a Dell PowerVault LT2000 tape library, as well as some Scale SANS.
For the past several years UltraBac has been the backup/restore solution. Our support contract is up soon and we're looking to explore other solutions. UltraBac works, but if you have experience with it you know how clunky the interface is. And, our support has suffered since one of their analyst left the company about year ago.
I'm looking for suggestions which do not include Backup Exec. We feel it's too expensive and can't justify the cost vs. other robust solutions from smaller vendors.
Let me know if more clarification of our environment is needed. And by the way, we don't do client level backups, only servers.