How do you do....it? Thread, The backup plan in Technical; Originally Posted by dave.81
Do you use the networked LaCie of that size, if so which one do you have, ...
13th March 2008, 02:42 PM #16
Originally Posted by dave.81
Yes we use a networked LaCie and NTBackup.
Basically, I've got a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday folder for the server Monday's full backup replaces the previous Monday's full backup and so on. It's lovely not changing tapes!
13th March 2008, 02:49 PM #17
I found AIT to be nothing but trouble......but then i discovered LTO.
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
13th March 2008, 02:51 PM #18
we do full backups using veritas onto tape for our 2 dc's. We backup our other servers to a backup server with raid 5 array, this syncs weekly with a usb drive which we store offsite.
13th March 2008, 03:06 PM #19
Been looking at a SAN solution which incorporates a D2D2Tape solution which will have a 10Tb capacity uncompressed which will last the school for the next 5 years this will be managed with Acronis Enterprise software.
These following factors have been thought about when looking at the backup solution:
1. ease of use
2. how much data needs to be backed up
3. how much time to back up (at present)
4. Live incremental backup for when schools go 24/7 365
5. restoration times including full DRP
This system will probably be in the thousands but will be totally scalable.
14th March 2008, 12:15 PM #20
So a backup device in a building half a mile away is not an acceptable risk? I'm sure some of the users of this forum live within this radius of their school.
Originally Posted by Gibbo
14th March 2008, 10:24 PM #21
Feel free to have a look down to see it in action or I can send the necessary information on the equipment used and costs if necessary.
Originally Posted by kerrymoralee9280
14th March 2008, 10:34 PM #22
Just a cautionary note on NTBackup. If the file on the drive or tape becomes corrupted there is no procedure/method to recover individual files from out of the good bits of the file. So if your 250gb backup file has a couple of bad errors in it that keeps it from mounting there is no easy published way to recover any files from the backup.
We use NTBackup but we split up the resources into multiple jobs ie. Exchange, System state, User Docs, Shared Drives this way if one of the files is damaged the whole lot is not lost.
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