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Microsoft DPM 2010 to offsite backup suggestions

Posted on 2013-07-01
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Hi there,
We currently use DPM 2010 to protect several servers.  We are looking for a cost effective way to backup about 300-400GB of data from this DPM box off site.  We prefer to avoid tape backup due to the human nature of their effectiveness but it may well proove to be the most sensible and cost effective option.
It would be nice to protect the DPM server with another offsite DPM server via VPN although we are limited in having somewhere we can host a server.   I'm open to other ideas.
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by:Zephyr ICT
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If you are able to upgrade to DPM 2012 SP1, you could backup to the Microsoft Azure Cloud https://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2013/01/09/dpm-2012-sp1-and-azure-backup-and-recovery-steps-from-start-to-finish.aspx?Redirected=true

Besides that, yes the VPN tunnel to another DPM server *might* work, but isn't that easy. Tapes might be the cheaper option to start, but knowing the prices that specialized companies charge to collect and store the tapes, it can be costly to.
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by:dgloveruk
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Hi Spravtek,
We don't have software assurance so an upgrade would be expensive, we've got about 5-6 DPM licenses and I understand that you can't use a DPM 2012 to protect a DPM 2010.

I'm looking at firestreamer at the moment, this will emulate tapes on the DPM server and then put the tape files on any network store which I'm hoping to then sync with a cheap but reliable cloud storage.
Regards,
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I ended up getting 2 synology nas boxes and having them file sync across an internet connection along with using trilead backup to make the copies of virtual machines to be backed up.
Azure and cloud solutions were not attractive since the amount of data meant downloading the data in an emergency would have taken too long.
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