Solved

backup software for server

Posted on 2014-02-10
5
281 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-27
we have 2 physical servers that we're looking to backup.  Backup exec, etc, plenty of software that do those pretty well.

However, we're looking to expand on that----apart from backing up the files/folders, we're looking for a backup software that also creates a virtual image and stores it with a 1 week retention.  (incase the physical server dies, we can revert to the image).

any one work with new/existing software that does it WELL.
0
Comment
Question by:seven45
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Jullez
ID: 39848850
Windows Backup does it well, built in will only cost you time to set it up and the external drive.

You can read about it here: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/data-center/save-big-bucks-without-risk-get-the-most-from-windows-server-2008-backup-utility/

I have lots of very good experience with it.

Also Windows Server Backup will delete old backups to make room for new ones, so you would get as many backups as your drive can hold.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Jullez
ID: 39848863
Another amazing software I used was "AppAssure", they are so good, Dell bought them!

You can have a virtual machine on stand-by replicating every 5 minutes so in case your physical server goes down - you can  up and running in no time at all!
0
 

Author Comment

by:seven45
ID: 39848881
do you know the cost of AppAssure in general?
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Jullez earned 500 total points
ID: 39848926
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/dell-appassure/pd

you can get a 14 days trial to check it out as well.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:shahzoor
ID: 39873024
you can go for acronis solution called backup and recovery
there is an option to define the storage space per backup and it will maintain the backups as per the space available.
Once it will run out of space it will delete the oldest one and will keep the latest one.
There are options like incremental backups also in that case everytime the backup size wont be as huge as the main backup file
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

A new Acronis survey shows people often have conflicting thoughts about data protection.
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

751 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