I am the sole sysadmin for a small software development company, and occasionally I get help from either my boss or one of the engineers. So its sort of a 1.5 person scenario.
We are currently using backupexec 9, and its definitely showing its age. We have a sql2005 & sharepoint box it basically cant touch, and are considering some virtualized solutions that it wont be able to service either.
Ive looked at somewhere near 6 solutions at this point, and they all appear to do what we probably want. So far ive given a cursory review to CA ARCServe, Barracuda Yosemite, BackupExec, BackupExpress, and Acronis. I was recently recommended to check out tivoli, although i havent gotten around to it.
BackupExec is very expensive. With all the features we would be wanting out of it, it came to more than 12k.
I spoke with the CA rep, and he put me in with the features i wanted for somewhere around 4k, which is better but still not great.
So finally, the question: Are any of these packages "avoid at all costs"? Anyone using CA right now? Love/Hate it?