Backing up servers - Okay lets have an argument..sorry I mean debate ;-)
I know this is gonna be a long one but bear with me....
Okay you have between 1TB and 5TB of real data and 6TB of OS storage to look after 90% of which is virtualised.
What type of hardware would you look to backup onto?
RDX (I know it's disk but..)
OffSite Cloud Storage
If choosing Disk which type of hardware?
If choosing Tape?
LTO <add number here> Single Drive or Library
If a library 8/12/16/24 slots?
If RDX which brand?
If Cloud Storage why and where?
What software would you choose to backup said data?
PHD Virtual Backup
Right this has all come about because I am looking at our existing DR strategy and trying to look at options.
Currently we are using Gigasoft for our offsite backups and a combination of Alike DR and AppAssure for in house backups.
All of these have been faultless and I would highly recommend any of them however I have been looking at posts recently talking about Tape and Disk backups etc and I would hear other peoples views on the above, especially tape backups which most seem to have not so much moved away from as run away from ;-)