Cost effective backup solutions

I'm looking for a new cost effective backup solution.

Previously we had 3 physical servers, and using Windows Server Backup onto external USB drives that were rotated into a fireproof safe once a month. The odd offsite backup at random intervals was done.

I've now got an additional 2 new physical servers each with 2 VM's about to be rolled out.

We are eligible for the free Azure services as a Not for Profit, and I was going to use Azure backup to look after everything, but I was going to store all the backups locally, because our internet connection is crap. I started setting it up, but it doesn't look like I can store my backups locally (either with online or offline storage). Plus it seems much too complicated for what I want, even if it is free.

I just want a single daily backup, of my physical and virtual machines, that is simple and reliable. The ability to swap out a USB HDD to the safe or offsite is a feature I would like to retain.

It seems that Acronis will do what I want, but it is pushing way outside my budget (AU$3,245 a year).

Only doing standard stuff: AD, Print, File, small SQL DB, Anti_Virus, Internet gateway, etc. No exchange server.

Any suggestions?
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Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior Commented:
I would suggest to use  Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0.

It is priced around $150 per server per year.

You'll have possibility for granular restore of AD objects, SQL databases, files and folders.
And it has ability to backup to rotated USB drives.
John SmithCommented:
Check out CloudBerry Managed Backup Service - with your setup the yearly cost should be at least 6 times less. Also, you could consider using the Standalone solution - this one does not do AD, but those licenses are lifetime.
JustinAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your comments, experts.

When I looked up the Veeam agents they were AU$225 each. This is closer to budget, but still a considerable cost.

From what I can tell, CloudBerry's main function is a cloud based backup service. Exactly what I don't want.

For the benefit of anyone else that finds this question, I discovered that the built in Windows Backup service included since Server 2012 has the ability to backup your physical AND virtual systems. I can backup to external drives, volumes or network shares. I might not be able to recover as quickly or have as many bells and whistles as the paid offerings, but it is free and already available to me.

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JustinAuthor Commented:
The tiny amount of provided solutions weren't what I needed. By conducting further research, I found a better solution myself.
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