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    On-line backup solutions

    Can anyone recommend a large scale On-line backup solution?

    I'm not talking about Drop-Box, Carbonite etc but a fully managed, multi Terra-byte solutions such as those offered by Iron Mountain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenShan View Post
    Can anyone recommend a large scale On-line backup solution?
    Thanks, good question. I'm thinking of looking at something similar - I hope to convince the Bursar to buy us a decent sized file server, around 12TB, and was wondering about off-site backups. Can anyone mention any guidline prices for storing 12+ TB of data? Is using Amazon S3 a realistic option?

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    I seen a demo from Plan B DR (Plan B Disaster Recovery Plc) the other day which looked pretty stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Thanks, good question. I'm thinking of looking at something similar - I hope to convince the Bursar to buy us a decent sized file server, around 12TB, and was wondering about off-site backups. Can anyone mention any guidline prices for storing 12+ TB of data? Is using Amazon S3 a realistic option?

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    Realistically you're looking at a lot for that much data offsite. It may be cheaper to purchase a storage server of some kind and colocate it yourself in a data centre not too far away? That way you can do the initial backup and from then onwards only transfer the deltas. A similar idea is to team up with another local school and do the same thing, but into their server room (and they do the same with yours). That way you don't have the colo costs.

    With AWS import (AWS Import/Export) you could get the initial transfer done without worrying about how long it's going to take. But for 12tb you're still looking at at least $1800/month just in storage costs. Backup isn't cheap unfortunately

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    Gigasoft do this to we've been using them for the last year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfish View Post
    A similar idea is to team up with another local school and do the same thing, but into their server room (and they do the same with yours).
    Now, there's an excellent idea - there's a boy's school (we're all girls) that we do a fair bit of stuff with, we could possibly use them. Great idea, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw View Post
    Gigasoft do this to we've been using them for the last year.


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    Another +1 for gigasoft, we had a trial from them recently and they were brilliant. They were a bit to pricey for what we wanted though.

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    Through our LEA / SIMS support we use Attix 5 Software for remote backup of our SIMS Data.

    Sorry, No idea of costs.

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    We have just signed up to this Online Backup

    been looking for a solution for along time now with regards to backing up MIS Database's especially as an encrypted external backup is required now i think so this is just what we was looking for and the cost was great! only done the MIS Database at the moment but looking to backup our other SQL Databases, Exchange Mailboxes etc but just waiting on some Education Pricing as it can be quite expensive when you have 2,500+ mailboxes.

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    Hi Slinkytech,
    Does it charge on the amount of data or one fixed fee? Also do you keep a local back up as well as online?

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    Thanks for everyone's comments - I've spoken to a few of the companies mentioned and I'm in the process of sorting out a few quotes.

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