Solved

Suggestions for backup of VM based Windows DFS server

Posted on 2014-01-27
2
1,432 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
We have some Windows DFS VM's running on ESXi that we would like to provide point in time file level recovery for.  Currently we have two solutions for that, one is a third party off site backup application and the other is the Windows built in VSS "Previous Versions" snapshots.  But I would like to house the point in time snapshots on one of our internal storage servers.  What software currently available would handle this?  I have used CA Arcserve before, i'm not a huge fan of it.  I was thinking maybe Veeam or Acronis but I am looking for suggestions.
0
Comment
Question by:aevegan
2 Comments
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
madunix earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
You could check:
Symantec Backup Exec , Symantec NetBackup
Veeam
Local snapshots (no 3rd party software)
VMware vSphere Data Protection
TSM for VE
EMC Avamar
Acronis

I recommend Veeam Backup & Replication for virtual environment. It has many good feature like Instant Recovery, Backup, Replication and backup to tape.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:MaximVeeam
Comment Utility
Hi madunix, thank you for mentioning Veeam!

aevegan, from what you've described, it seems that Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware might be a great fit - http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-backup.html Please let me know if any questions will appear or if you will need any assistance.

p.s. Veeam supports only licensed VMware, so I assume that you have at least VMware Essentials.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore their server from Bare Metal Backup image created with Windows Server Backup feature. As an example Windows 2012R2 is used.
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now