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.
https://www.veeam.com/windows-cloud-server-backup-agent.html

It is priced around $150 per server per year.
https://www.veeam.com/agents-windows-linux-pricing.html

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.
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agentforwindows/userguide/rotated_drives.html?ver=20
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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.
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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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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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