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Backup Advice Phycial & Virtual - Deduplication

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by craigie, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Need some advice fellas, we have a new client whose backups are a mess, in fact they aren't reallt happening at all.

    They have 41 Servers with a mixture of physical and virtual (VMware ESX 3.5 and ESXi 4.1) running the following:

    - Linux
    - Server 2003
    - Server 2008
    - Exchange 2010
    - SQL 2000/2005/2008
    - MOSS
    - OCS 2007

    We need to get in place a backup solution that will perform Deduplication and cover them for at least 6TB of storage which is the spaced use by all there servers. I'm thinking this being dedupted will give them the ability to go back a couple of weeks to retrieve data.

    Ideally we want to go Disk To Disk then onto an Ultriaum LTO 5 for archiving.

    I have been looking at HP D2D4312 using Store Once, but they seem pretty expensive.

    Recommendations please gentleman?
     
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Don't worry I have a master plan.

    Step 1

    Image the physical servers using a bespoke product based on Arconis.

    Step 2

    Use Veeam to backup the virtual environment

    Step 3

    Move physical servers into virtual servers.

    Wallop.
     
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  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Here's what we have in place.... We backup all the VM's using vRanger to disk. With vRanger, you create a repository onto one of the partitions where everything is dumped to and then with BackupExec you dump the repo to the tape. The nice thing about vRanger is that it backs up the VM's (images of VM's) using block level backup, so the backups are really fast, especially if you have a fiber connection.
     
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