+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Best backup software in Technical; Hello Anyone any recommendations for backup software? I am currently using Server 2008 R2 built in back up but am ...
  1. #1
    duxbuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    339
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Best backup software

    Hello

    Anyone any recommendations for backup software?

    I am currently using Server 2008 R2 built in back up but am after something 3rd party and better.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    buzzard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    312
    Thank Post
    106
    Thanked 28 Times in 24 Posts
    Rep Power
    25
    It all depends on what you have to backup, is it just server os and files or does it host SIMS/Exchange etc? Personally we use Backup Exec and then agents on the relevant servers. but it all depends on your setup and disaster recovery plan

  3. #3
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,002
    Thank Post
    983
    Thanked 477 Times in 398 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    98
    Veeam is the best if you have virtualized environments.

    Otherwise I would use Acronis myself to take an image.

    Backupexec does the job if you want file backups but is very bloated and out of date these days.

  4. #4
    duxbuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    339
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks

    Not sure I want to take images, sounds good but am unsure.

    The environment is standard physical DC, no exchange or SIMS

    My recovery plan.... well I have another post on that, but I am still having issues trying out a dummy run on a non production server at moment. Getting a system state backup only is proving tricky for some reason (file system of backup storage I think)

    So recovery plan question I cannot fully answer, but already the issues I come across with windows back up makes me want to move to 3rd party software.

    If I was to image with acronis, I suppose doing a dry run would be equally as difficult if I was trying just to restore system state to another machine?

    These test recoveries are proving to be tricky. Having to think of ways to recover to a non production server without causing a conflict with the production server.

    But thanks for input I will look at these products.

  5. #5
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,002
    Thank Post
    983
    Thanked 477 Times in 398 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    98
    This is exactly why virtualization is awsome

    1 click to backup any server and test it out in a sandbox environment.

  6. #6

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,689
    Thank Post
    756
    Thanked 1,715 Times in 1,526 Posts
    Rep Power
    438
    Quote Originally Posted by duxbuz View Post
    Hello

    Anyone any recommendations for backup software?

    I am currently using Server 2008 R2 built in back up but am after something 3rd party and better.

    Thanks
    There's no such thing really it depends on your needs and budget to some extent.

    Ben
    Last edited by plexer; 10th September 2013 at 12:40 PM.

  7. #7

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,821
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,140 Times in 1,036 Posts
    Rep Power
    351
    I Personally recommend the Datto Hybrid cloud devices - backup on site to the appliance and it syncs itself out to the cloud.

  8. #8
    duxbuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    339
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    0
    I like virtualisation for some things, but others it makes me fearful!! recovering my hypervisor if I had to

    What do you use to backup your virtual server hypervisor?

    I also seem to have some issues using citrix vdi in a box also, performance issues, so am unable to utilize the hyperv server I have to host a RODC as am concerned about more performance issues on the vdi vms on there

  9. #9

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,689
    Thank Post
    756
    Thanked 1,715 Times in 1,526 Posts
    Rep Power
    438
    I use Hyperoo for my Hyper-V server backups.

    Ben

  10. #10

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,821
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,140 Times in 1,036 Posts
    Rep Power
    351
    Quote Originally Posted by duxbuz View Post
    What do you use to backup your virtual server hypervisor?
    I use ESXI with all my clients and have detailed notes of the configuration. I can get a ESXI host rebuilt quicker from scratch then it would be to work out how to backup and restore it - and in all honesty I have never even thought about it.

    For the VM's on the Hypervisor you have either things like Hyperoo as plexer says, Veeam PHD virtual, Acronis 9 or you have in server backups which is what Datto does which I have mentioned above.

    I have multiple datto unit's with my clients and they rarely have issues.

  11. #11
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,002
    Thank Post
    983
    Thanked 477 Times in 398 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    98
    I use Veeam on my Hyper-V machines.

    We have redundant Hyper-V hosts just in case the entire server goes down.

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    628
    Thank Post
    87
    Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Just make sure the server has at least ok specs.

    Went to a school on a mayday call the other day and they had a server worse than our file server with 6 virtuals on. It wasnt liking that.

  13. #13
    duxbuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    339
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I use Hyperoo for my Hyper-V server backups.

    Ben
    Do you use that to backup the whole hyper-v server, or just the VM's?

    Ta

  14. #14

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,689
    Thank Post
    756
    Thanked 1,715 Times in 1,526 Posts
    Rep Power
    438
    It back's up the individual vm's so if you need to restore to another server it's easy enough to do.

    Just install the client and run a restore.

    Ben

  15. #15
    duxbuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    339
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    0
    Would anyone entertain Bacula?



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Best 2008R2 Backup software to do full emergency restore
    By edutech4schools in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 16th September 2011, 11:13 AM
  2. Best Backup Software for Disaster Recovery..
    By Grommit in forum Windows
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 23rd March 2008, 09:59 PM
  3. Free (Beer) Backup Software - Comodo
    By fooby in forum Windows
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18th January 2008, 05:57 PM
  4. Backup software
    By Jake in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 7th April 2006, 02:46 PM
  5. Free backup software
    By mark in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30th September 2005, 02:06 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •