We are in the discovery process of looking for backup software that meets the following goals.
- Different Backup types (Full, Incremental, etc.)
- Bare Metal Recovery to Windows and Linux
- Automated Backups
- Detailed Logs of what was backed up and more importunately what wasn't backed up
- Runs while the server is running (I.E. Not booting to a LiveCD like Clonezilla for a backup)
- Supports Windows and Linux as clients
- Supports Windows or Linux as the backup server
- Encryption Support
- Compression of the Backups
- Restore to dissimilar hardware (Windows a must, Linux would be nice)
- Conversion to VM
Nice to haves:
- Support Tiers (Not 100% required)
- Web based interface
- Something akin to "Intelli-Delta" or "I2 Technology"
Acronis was pretty close to what we are looking for but currently doesn't support BMR of Linux to dissimilar hardware 100%. From what I found ARCServe doesn't have BMR support at all. Storgrid only supports BMR of Windows systems. I also briefly looked into Bacula, but to get the solution we needed would be very "hacky" and probably prone to failure.
The server infrastructure I need to back up is: 3 Windows servers, less than 10GB of data each. 2 Linux servers, also less than 10GB of data each. (One of them has 2TB of storage, but that is being handled by Jungledisk.) 3 Linux VMs running on ESXi. Each less than 5GB of Data.
As it stands these backups are going to be backed up to a 1TB external drive and then to S3 via Jungledisk. The goal is to recover a server quickly after a failure. We aren't interested in restoring individual files that a user might have deleted. And to top all of this off I have an unknown budget for this project, but the lower price tag the better.