The guy that told me about them has just told me that they are selling the DroboPro (for single host) at buy one get one half price - so two 8 bay units and hdd's would come in about 3k!
Thanks in advance for your advice and help.
I am looking for a disk to disk solution to help me manage my backups better and move away from tapes. I am already licenced to use symantec recovery, which in the proces of trying it on a small iomega box, at the moment it works as it's on a smaller scale and I have to trasnfer data snapshots from iomega to an external usb drive at the end of each week.
We use our San for our VM's running atop of Ubuntu 10.04 using Linux KVM and the extra Storage enclosure is going to be used for File Data using a Ubuntu 10.04 server as a samba share (load balanced - not quite fully setup yet). The Backup Server is below and runs using a software raid - 28tb useable space also running 10.04 and BackupPC for File backups (we don't take os backups of file servers). Exchange/DC's currently backed up use Backup Exec - although this is going soon hopefully not sure what i'm replacing it with yet. If I was running windows on the Chassis I would replace the HBA card with a Proper Decent Raid Card. The storage in this chassis can be increased by purchasing up to 20 further HDD's :)
HBA CARD - Intel RAID Controller SASUC8I
INTEL Quad Core Xeon E5520 2.26GHz LGA1366 5.86GT
Super Micro SuperChassis 847E1-R1400LPB
Super Micro X8DTH-IF
Supermicro 8GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Do you backup exchange/DCs/sqlsims onto disk and then transfer it onto usb disks for offsite backup?
Also, I'd like to know how reliable backup exec when used on Disk to disk backup, is fast? Are you using agents for exchange/ sqlsims?
Finally, are you based near Birmingham, if so can I come to see the backup box?
Sorry for the questions, I just wanted to talk to somebody who had first hand experience.
I'm afraid I'm down tut south near Gatwick! The way I backup Exchange at the moment is using Windows Server backup to a drive on the machine which Backup Exec.
Backup Exec slow point is going to be the network bandwidth it has from point a to L (1gbs).
At the moment we backup A Block to L Block and A Block to Music Block (to HP Microserver for 1 monthly backups). Soon I am Hopefully going to be putting a Machine at the Primary school to replicate data to for our "offsite" backup as it is on other property (boundray red) and is classed as such.