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.