Backup disk box for D2D2T - what spec do we need?
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?