As part of our virtualisation project, we'd be looking to adopt a D2D2T setup however typically what spec would the server need to be to store the backups on? The advice at the moment is to go with a server that has 2x Xeon E5-2440 CPUs with 32GB RAM, for essentially what is a server to store our backups. At a cost exceeding £3k (although including controllers to connect to a storage library and 5yrs warranty) is this typically what you'd expect to be paying, or indeed is the spec suitable/reasonable for what it is and not overkill?
Similarly, would you normally look to take an ongoing yearly support contract just for the disk backup server?
CPU and memory spec is relatively unimportant. What you've got there will more than suffice.
What you need is storage space and lots of it. I've just ordered a server with ~40TB of raw disk storage for this purpose. I'm hoping that should keep us going for a while!
Definitely keep the support ongoing! A backup server may be relatively unimportant in the day to day running of the network but when you need it, you really need it.
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