Right, I'm looking at my server replacement plan for the next couple of years (as some of the servers are now hitting 3 years and therefore are falling out of warranty).
My ultimate plan is to move to a virtualised infrastructure with a SAN for the storage - the only issue is that our backup solution at present is a server with giant hard disks in it, running Backup Exec.
What would be a good backup solution to replace that, but with the future capability to also backup our virtualised system? I'm thinking a SAN for this would be a bit overkill. A NAS device, with a cheap server running the backup software (whatever we end up using).
Another thing to note is that we can't afford something super-fancy like the Sun S7000.
(So you have an idea of size, we are a middle school, total backup size for data is currently 300GB (ie. that's a full backup, so we'd want a few months worth storing, plus weekly backups, plus daily incremental)