A friend of mine told me this was a great place to get some technically competent ideas from knowledgeable people. I am new here so please pardon if I sound like a n00b.
I have been tasked with finding a suitable replacement for our backup solution. What we have in place now is a vendor box that stores our backups locally then transfers them to some off site place over the internet. Its a cool solution but expensive in terms of monthly costs in relation to the small amount of storage we get (150GB).
I see a ton of possibilities but am unsure which would really be the best for our situation. Here is what I want to achieve:
- Full coverage of 5 servers with plenty of room to expand
- Can backup Exchange, SQL Server, all on the fly.
- Capacity for at least 1TB per rotation
- Have off-site capability, either by physical transport of media or sent over network
I have thought of several possible ideas but would really like to get some ideas from other engineers that have tackled the same problem in the last six months.