I work in a very small print shop that has 3 servers and 7 client workstations. Considering the size of the company, I am trying to implement a reasonable backup/recovery plan.
The problem is the budget to do so is incredibly low to nothing, so I have to work with what I have available. The company prints files that are done in house and submitted by customers. We sometimes reprint old jobs, and need to pull up those from the fileserver. Also client machines are backed up to the fileserver as well.
The first two servers are controlling the RIP system, and proofing system, and both pretty much stay the same, with the exception of the jobs that are temporarily ran through them. They run on a single 7200k drive each. For these servers I have ghost images backed up on the fileserver and DVDs.
The fileserver is where I am uneasy about. Currently it (Poweredge 830) is running 2000 server and has the OS on a single disk, and the files on a 2nd 1TB disk. Currently nothing on the 2nd disk is being backed up offsite. I thought of proposing that they at least buy two 1 TB USB drives and alternate them by having one person take them home and then bring back in to keep a copy offsite. Alternatively I can FTP the offsite backups to an old machine at home through the VPN, but the files might be a little large (30-40gb a month).
If I could start from scratch and have a decent budget I would do things differently, but considering $200 would be the cap, would this setup be ok? Any other suggestions?