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Remote Backup

Hello,

We currently have two BE 3600 r2 appliances. Both are backing up all our servers. 

For critical servers

Full backups weekly

then daily incremental 

 

Rest

Full backup bi-weekly

then daily incremental

 

We also have a another location, which is connected with 20M connection vpn(our main site has 20M up, and secondary site has 25down)

I have been trying to figure out what the best way, I can backup our "backups" to that site. Because I can add network storage as destination on the BE appliance, I was thinking I can have a NAS device at the remote site, and that start backing up. But I have about 4.5 T of data in total.

I can backup all that locally first and then take the device to the remote location. But then because my local backup are essentially chaning every week, how can I modify my existing backup stragedy so I can have local backups along with remote backups.

Any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Gurpreet

 

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Hi,   If you're talking about

Hi,

 

If you're talking about 1 appliance acting as a DR device, then you should be looking at BE's optimised dedupe.

Simply put: backup locally to your primary appliance, and once done, duplicate that data to the remote appliance. You need the Enterprise Server Option licensed for this which is bundled with CASO. This is what will control this movement of data.

Check the links below for further information:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH172464

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO74447

http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/white_papers/b-backup_exec_dedupe_optimized_2010_WP_21158107.en-us.pdf

Thanks!

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Accepted Solution!

Hi,   If you're talking about

Hi,

 

If you're talking about 1 appliance acting as a DR device, then you should be looking at BE's optimised dedupe.

Simply put: backup locally to your primary appliance, and once done, duplicate that data to the remote appliance. You need the Enterprise Server Option licensed for this which is bundled with CASO. This is what will control this movement of data.

Check the links below for further information:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH172464

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO74447

http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/white_papers/b-backup_exec_dedupe_optimized_2010_WP_21158107.en-us.pdf

Thanks!

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Thanks Craig for you

Thanks Craig for you input.

Little history about us, we were using backup exec server up until version 11d, and when upgrading we ended up getting the appliances thinking that it would be a good/better because it includes all the licenses.

Just wanted your opinion on another thing, would it be better to buy the Enterprise server option or buy a full backup exec 2012 server license? and then use it as primary backup device and send offsite backup to the appliance/s?

Once again thanks for all your help.

 

Gurpreet

 

Hi,   No worries...in order

Hi,

 

No worries...in order to buy the ESO license you need a full BE 2012 license. Either way you will end up buying a media server license.

Thanks!