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    Hi,

    I am looking for a good Backup solution for our office data.

    Can you please advise ?

    Approximately 2 TB

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Backup

    Print everything out, store with Iron Mountain and, in the event of a data loss, send it all to India for re-keying

    Alternatively:
    Approximately 2TB of WHAT?
    Files (what size and how changeable)?
    Emails (Exchange - which version -- or something else)?
    Databases (ditto for SQL Server)?

    How often do you want to back up?
    How long do you want to retain data?
    What is your current infrastructure like?
    Tom Jones
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    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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    • #3
      Re: Backup

      Hi,

      Things to backup:

      MSSQL BAKs
      MYSQL BAKs
      AD / System state
      Exchange mailboxes
      Users Files and Folders

      I would like to retain data for 5-7 days in office.

      I would also want to "send" data to a Data Bank with a messenger which stores and keeps data for you in a guarded environment.

      AD 2008 (thinking of upgrading to 2010 when will be available)
      Exchange 2010 - will install in the near future. now working with hosted exchange
      File Server
      MSSQL Dev servers


      Thanks

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      • #4
        Re: Backup

        Do you have a budget?

        Backup Exec is still probably one of the better options (albeit expensive).
        You could look at Backup Assist as a cheaper option, offering similar functionality.

        IMHO backup to tape is well past end of life (others will disagree) and removable drives (despite the recent problems in Thailand) are still a cheaper, faster and more reliable option.

        You could follow the IdealStor links on every page here and see how their solution works.

        Do you mean "keep it for 5 days locally and THEN send to offsite location" (if so, how long will it live there) or do you envisage two separate sets of backups -- locally stored (consider a NAS or cheap SAN) and offsite (to disk?)
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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