Backup for Primary schools
so I have recently taken a position as the IT Technician in a Primary School and on first impression after spending a day getting information off the previous guy I thought I was ok (sigh) how wrong I was.
So on my first day I find I have no details and after 3 painstaking hours i finally get on. 2 weeks on I find that there is no documentation of any kind, they have an antivirus subscription they aren’t using (in fact they have no antivirus on machines at all) that there is no asset register, no backups of any kind, that’s the teachers laptops and desktops are more powerful than the DC and BDC, that there are 3 accounts for teachers when there are 40+ teachers. They have a 100MB LAN and are trying to push applications out via GP; they have 7 APs with no controller all with different SSIDs.
The Shares are off a 2TB drive where everything is stored.
I have just been given 3 Sunfire X2200 M2, 500GB store in each and 2 of them have 8GB RAM and the other has 12GB so at least I have something to work with.
They have a 26 Ipads that I am going to use Meraki to manage (if I can get my 3rd Party to open some ports) around 100-150 netbooks, around 60-100 laptops including teachers laptops, around 20-40 desktops.
So what I need is a backup solution for a primary school, this has also has to encompass disaster recovery
I must admit I’ve never setup a backup solution before, so i dont know what would be best, ive looked at cloud backup but i got a quote for £750 per year for 300GB of space and im going to need more than that just for the data and for backup of the system state, also this would have a high impact on the speed of the internet if i needed to get a large amount of data off.
Any help welcome!