I'm looking for a good backup solution to use on our Windows2008 Server, we have just under a TB of data we need to backup weekly.
I've had a look around but anyones advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Check bacula. It is open-source and it supports Unix, Linux, Max, and Windows.
There is no one-size-fits all for this type of thing. There are a lot of things to consider. Price per GB is the biggest one, which has its own caveats. Do you want de-dupe or compression? How much retention do you need? What are your backups? Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint? A lot of times those require an agent, which also cost extra.
There are a lot of companies like Carbonite or Mozy that promise unlimited backup for dirt cheap. What they don't tell you is that if you have a failure, and need all of your data STAT, that will cost you as well. If you need to recover say, 1GB or so, you will wait in a queue of others doing a restore.
When I was going down this road, it was over 2 weeks of research and calling companies and evaluating software.
Mozy has a good online backup solution for servers at 50 cents a GB http://mozy.com/pro
Evault is an enterprise class backup solution provider with agents for all the major Windows server roles (SQL, Exchange, Sharepoint, File). It's not the cheapest, but I know it works from experience.
They offer a cloud based SAAS solution, as well as the option for you to buy the software and run it yourself.