Best backup solutions

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We have Physical and Virtual servers. They are windows and linux servers. Currently we use Falconstor as our backup solution. We were recently contacted by Datto Siris vendor and we wanted to find out if anyone know more about them.

which one is better.
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Skyler KincaidNetwork/Systems EngineerCommented:
This will help narrow down your options:

Two companies that provide the best backup solutions with the most options and features, AppAssure and Datto, only support Windows operating systems.

They both are amazing and allow for recovery at the virtual level in a number of ways. Datto cost more but has a lot of cloud integration and you can even boot the VMs up on their hardware if yours fails. AppAssure runs on the hardware you choice.

You might want to look into something like Veeam for your Linux machines if you are shopping around. Let me know if you have any other questions!
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skyjumperdudeAuthor Commented:
Hi xKincaidx,

Thanks for your reply. I thought Datto Siris version works for Unix, Linux and windows. Please let me know. I have used Veeam B&R but with falconstor and Datto we will be using their cloud solutions for the off site replication.
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Skyler KincaidNetwork/Systems EngineerCommented:
The Siris model does to other operating systems you are correct. We just signed up as a Datto reseller and it looks awesome!
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skyjumperdudeAuthor Commented:
What about in terms of pricing?
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Skyler KincaidNetwork/Systems EngineerCommented:
It all depends on the amount of data that you need to backup. If you can give me the number of machines and the amount of data I can give you approximate pricing.
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skyjumperdudeAuthor Commented:
If I have lets say 10 servers and 8 TB data.
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Skyler KincaidNetwork/Systems EngineerCommented:
You would be looking at around 10K for the hardware plus $700ish per month for offsite storage.

This allows you to have 10TB (7 x 2TB RAID6) of on-site storage and unlimited off-site storage.

The device can also act as a recovery host in case you hardware fails and you need to boot up a VM on the device.  They have a lot of cool features but the price is defintely high.
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skyjumperdudeAuthor Commented:
Is it true the when Datto does file/Folder level restore, those files/folders permissions aren't kept? That could be one of the biggest issue.
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Skyler KincaidNetwork/Systems EngineerCommented:
We haven't had to do that yet but I would say yes because it is more feature packed than AppAssure and I have had personal experience restoring drives with AppAssure and it always retains the permissions when you restore an entire drive.

It mounts the VHD files so they are accessible from the Datto device. All the backups are done has VHD files so it should retain the permissions.
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skyjumperdudeAuthor Commented:
http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/286341-datto-vs-unitrends

In the above link please read the commend by Darrin7491 dated: Aug 8, 2013.
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