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Best Practices for Implementing Two Backup Exec Appliances

Greetings to the well of knowledge...

I recently purchased two BE3600R2 appliances running BE2012.  My intent is to have one appliace running locally in our main office for our regular backups and another located at one of our remote sites for replication and disaster recovery purposes.  I am looking for best practices for implementing such a structure.

My environment is currently backing up four file servers and two SQL Server instances.  I am doing weekly full backups on Saturdays and incremental backups on weeknights for the file servers.  I am doing weekly backups on Saturdays, transaction log backups every hour from 8A to 5P, and nightly differentials at 6 PM.

How can I best take advantage of the second appliance to ensure that I have reliable DR backups?

Regards,

Ken Carter

TILL, Inc.

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Hi, I think your best bet

Hi,

I think your best bet would be to implement a CASO option scenario with the Backup Exec Appliances configured at each site.

Backup data could then be duplicated between the Appliances so that each have a complete backup set. In this set up one of the Appliances would need to be promoted to a CAS role and the other added as the MMS. See   http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH60559

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Hi, I think your best bet

Hi,

I think your best bet would be to implement a CASO option scenario with the Backup Exec Appliances configured at each site.

Backup data could then be duplicated between the Appliances so that each have a complete backup set. In this set up one of the Appliances would need to be promoted to a CAS role and the other added as the MMS. See   http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH60559

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Something to also think about

Something to also think about for DR purposes is setting up Optimized Deduplication between the Deduplication folders on the Appliances.

The following technote describes the requirements and setup process for Optimized Deduplication.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO99119