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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.
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by:Jullez
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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.
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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!
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by:seven45
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do you know the cost of AppAssure in general?
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http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/dell-appassure/pd

you can get a 14 days trial to check it out as well.
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by:shahzoor
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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
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