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!


Check bacula. It is open-source and it supports Unix, Linux, Max, and Windows.

  • is it online? i dont see any cloud storage plugins directly?
    – Tom
    Feb 20 '12 at 4:06

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

  • Mozy throttles connections pretty severely when you attempt to restore (as does Carbonite), so a 4GB restore will take several weeks (not even joking).
    – tylerl
    Nov 26 '10 at 8:23
  • I have restored 200 GB in a day on Mozy. The Pro version is not throttled. The home version used to be but they claim it is not anymore
    – cpgascho
    Nov 26 '10 at 20:08
  • I've (recently) attempted to restore 2GB over MozyPro, and it downloads a few hundred MB and slows down to a couple of kb/s (on a 100Mbit uplink).
    – tylerl
    Dec 3 '10 at 0:14

I am using JungleDisk Server edition for my backups. works quite well. backing up about 500Gb total accross multiple machines.


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.

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