I am currently running CommVault and my support agreement is about to expire.
I received a quote from my managed service provider to upgrade my license renewal ($3k for the renewal), upgrade my commvault software to the latest version (I am 3 behind), migrate the commserv to a vm, migrate the media agent to a physical server, and configure some iscsi storage I will be providing for disk backup. The quote is around $10k, which is reasonable given the amount of work; however, I am not a big CommVault fan (not the most intuitive product to use) and am wondering what other options I have for less than $10k?
Most of my DR is done via vmware data recovery (I copy rsync to a file server to get spun to tape). So there are only a handful of hosts that I care about data retention and/or object level restorations: - Microsoft AD domain (two domain controllers running windows server 2008 r2) - 2 Exchange servers (windows server 2008 r2).. ~500GB - Perforce code repo ~ 2TB (Debian box) - Windows file server – 4TB (windows server 2008 r2) - Samba file server - 6TB - Microsoft Dynamics (MS SQL DB) < 200GB - A handful of linux servers (Debian/Ubuntu 64bit).. integrated clients would be nice but not necessary
Basically, I would like to retain a rolling 2 weeks of data on-site, weekly off-site rotations for 30 days, and monthly off-site rotations for 1-5 years depending.
CommVault charges an arm and a leg for their backup clients and adding or changing clients is a pain. For example, you cannot swap a linux client for a solaris client as they make you buy another.
I have considered moving to an open-source solution like zamanda, but my managed service provider claims it is a nightmare and would have problems working with my tape controllers (I have two Overland NEO 4000 LTO3 libraries -- 116 tape slots ). I have zero experience with any other solutions and need some advice.
It's hard googling good info! All I get are sales pitches or angry backup software users ranting in forums (there are a lot of these out there ;)
Anyone have a good backup experience? Anyone use CommVault and then switch to something easier? Cheaper?