I have backup exec 2010 R2. Going to be upgrading to 2012 here in the next day or two. I have several servers onsite and 4 remote servers. To backup the 4 remote servers to the tape library device I have takes way to long as it is slow over the connection and only one job runs at a time. Doesn't end nearly in enough time. So my solution was to backup all 4 remote servers to a disk folder. One folder for each site all listed under devices. I then have a final job of the night that backs up those folders to tape. All is well I thought, as all 4 remote sites backup at the same time, gets done fast as it is to disk.
Though, trying to restore data from a month or two back is proving to be a pain in the arse. I am currently struggling to recover some data. I have to inventory the tape, catalog it, then restore the disk folder, then inventory that, catalog that and look for the date and restore from it. Though, it is not working as smoothly as it should. Catalogs are failing and I am not getting the data.
There has to be a better way. Any suggestions on a better way to backup this data for easy recovery?