We've had a VSphere install (Essentials Plus) running for a few months are looking to upgrade our backup plans. Currently we backup to file level on all affected VM's - This is done with legacy shell scripts we had running before moving to the VM environment. This has worked well for us in the past, but we're now looking to something that allows faster recovery in the event of a failure - At the moment we need to rebuild a VM, then recover the data files (Web/MySQL servers so still relatively quick). Ideally we'd want to be able to restore VM's quickly in the event of a complete failure.
With our Essentials plus license we have VDR, so are looking to use this. Ideally we'd want this to be backing up offsite - Our office is connected to the data centre through a 100Mb Fibre connection. Will this work ? If so - what are the best options for hardware at the other end to backup onto - I'm assuming we use an NFS share - connect that to the VDR appliance and backup to that if it works ?
What are the other options for an offsite backup ?