Devising a new backup plan for Virtualised servers
So now most of our servers are Virtualized I'm looking at a new backup strategy. Traditionally we have used Backupexec 2010 to backup individual systems.
This is my new plan
- Backup Each virtual server every weekend using Veeam [Veeam: #1 for VMware vSphere, ESX & ESXi Backup and Virtualization Management]
- Backup individual SQL servers daily using SQLBackupandFTP [http://sqlbackupandftp.com/]
- Backup main file server, sims doc storage each weekend with Backupexec 2010 [http://www.symantec.com/products/data-backup-software].
- Run a 2nd Parallel file server which mirrors the main file server as an instant backup. Use Xcopy at weekends to sync?
Since all our servers are now SSD based the backups for everything take less than an hour. It used to take 14hrs with normal hard disks!!
Does anyone see any flaws in the plan? Disaster scenarios ect?