We are renting a dedicated server and running a vps within it. We would like to back up the vps so if there is an issue we can restore quickly either from another server or from the current server.
The size of the vps uncompressed approx 50gb at this point.
Would a 2nd hard drive be sufficient or should we be looking to back it up some other way? What suggestions do you guys have to back up ~50gb a night?
When we do, what is the best way to compress it and copy it so save space and bandwidth?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
=== UPDATED ===
To clarify the questions below:
- Operating System: Both the hosting os and the vm is Windows 2008 Server
- We are using VMWARE to run the vps
- The dedicated server is a rented server that we do not have access to. The vps is ours, which is actually the current server imaged and modified.
- We can have a 2nd drive put in but I'm not sure how to copy a vm while it is in use.
Hope that helps.