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Single Backup Solution

I'm looking into one backup solution, and need some pointers into what
backup software would be worthwhile looking at.

We currently have three backup solutions in place at the moment

1. Windows Arcserve 11.1
Backing up Windows2000/2003 servers, MS-SQL databases and Exchange 2003

2. NetWare BackupExec v9.2
Backing up Netware 6.5 and some windows boxes

3. Several Linux boxes backing up to local DLT drive (rsync)


My thoughts at this stage are:

One media backup server, an HP-DL380G4 (sas/sata) running Novell OES
Linux with about 500-750gb internal storage, and two HP Tape drives
attached (probably 2 of their new SLDT units).

(OS does not NEED to be OES Linux, but the only other option will be
Windows, not OES Netware tho)

We want to use B2D2T technology, and we want to write to both tape
drives simultaneously.

We need to backup the following services to one media server.

Novell NetWare v6.5 and NDS
Novell OES Linux server and NDS
Windows 2003 server active directory
Windows 2000 server
Windows XP pro
MS-Exchange 2003
MS-SQL2003
MS-SQL2005

I was thinking of keeping Windows Arcserve, but then I could see no
remote backup agent for NDS, so thats out.

Syncsort looks good, but as well all know aint that cheap.

Commvault Galaxy I'm waiting to hear back about confirmation that it can
achieve what I'm after.

Any other backup software that you fine people know that is worth a look?

Many thanks

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Re: Single Backup Solution

We use Commvault and it performs very well. Of course it isn't cheap
either.

We currently are backing up all of our servers to a 8 TB disk array and then
offloading to a 2 drive LTO loader for long term storage.


"Muzza" <muzza@nospam.4me> wrote in message
news:jVUBf.1340$IK1.155@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> I'm looking into one backup solution, and need some pointers into what
> backup software would be worthwhile looking at.
>
> We currently have three backup solutions in place at the moment
>
> 1. Windows Arcserve 11.1
> Backing up Windows2000/2003 servers, MS-SQL databases and Exchange 2003
>
> 2. NetWare BackupExec v9.2
> Backing up Netware 6.5 and some windows boxes
>
> 3. Several Linux boxes backing up to local DLT drive (rsync)
>
>
> My thoughts at this stage are:
>
> One media backup server, an HP-DL380G4 (sas/sata) running Novell OES Linux
> with about 500-750gb internal storage, and two HP Tape drives attached
> (probably 2 of their new SLDT units).
>
> (OS does not NEED to be OES Linux, but the only other option will be
> Windows, not OES Netware tho)
>
> We want to use B2D2T technology, and we want to write to both tape drives
> simultaneously.
>
> We need to backup the following services to one media server.
>
> Novell NetWare v6.5 and NDS
> Novell OES Linux server and NDS
> Windows 2003 server active directory
> Windows 2000 server
> Windows XP pro
> MS-Exchange 2003
> MS-SQL2003
> MS-SQL2005
>
> I was thinking of keeping Windows Arcserve, but then I could see no remote
> backup agent for NDS, so thats out.
>
> Syncsort looks good, but as well all know aint that cheap.
>
> Commvault Galaxy I'm waiting to hear back about confirmation that it can
> achieve what I'm after.
>
> Any other backup software that you fine people know that is worth a look?
>
> Many thanks
>



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Single Backup Solution

Muzza wrote:

> We want to use B2D2T technology, and we want to write to both tape
> drives simultaneously.


For that, I would look into an appliance like this:

http://www.cybernetics.com/backup_solutions/hstc/hstc.html

The unit emulates just about any tape drive/loader you can imagine, so
the backup software doesn't need to know *anything* about backing up to
disk. The unit then dumps the virtual "tapes" to real tape for offsite
storage. Been using one for four years and they work great.

> Syncsort looks good, but as well all know aint that cheap.


You might be surprised... Syncsort has some more aggressive pricing on
their lower end solutions (lower end meaning fewer number of servers to
back up, fewer number of drives/slots in the backup device)

--
Jim
NSC SYsop
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Single Backup Solution

We use Commvault too and they support NSS on OES/Linux in there new 6.1
version. We tested it this week and it worked like a charm !

Louis-Steve Desjardins


"Charles Hucks" <chucksno@sp.am.richland2.org> a écrit dans le message de
news:gxWBf.1383$IK1.1099@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> We use Commvault and it performs very well. Of course it isn't cheap
> either.
>
> We currently are backing up all of our servers to a 8 TB disk array and

then
> offloading to a 2 drive LTO loader for long term storage.
>
>
> "Muzza" <muzza@nospam.4me> wrote in message
> news:jVUBf.1340$IK1.155@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> > I'm looking into one backup solution, and need some pointers into what
> > backup software would be worthwhile looking at.
> >
> > We currently have three backup solutions in place at the moment
> >
> > 1. Windows Arcserve 11.1
> > Backing up Windows2000/2003 servers, MS-SQL databases and Exchange 2003
> >
> > 2. NetWare BackupExec v9.2
> > Backing up Netware 6.5 and some windows boxes
> >
> > 3. Several Linux boxes backing up to local DLT drive (rsync)
> >
> >
> > My thoughts at this stage are:
> >
> > One media backup server, an HP-DL380G4 (sas/sata) running Novell OES

Linux
> > with about 500-750gb internal storage, and two HP Tape drives attached
> > (probably 2 of their new SLDT units).
> >
> > (OS does not NEED to be OES Linux, but the only other option will be
> > Windows, not OES Netware tho)
> >
> > We want to use B2D2T technology, and we want to write to both tape

drives
> > simultaneously.
> >
> > We need to backup the following services to one media server.
> >
> > Novell NetWare v6.5 and NDS
> > Novell OES Linux server and NDS
> > Windows 2003 server active directory
> > Windows 2000 server
> > Windows XP pro
> > MS-Exchange 2003
> > MS-SQL2003
> > MS-SQL2005
> >
> > I was thinking of keeping Windows Arcserve, but then I could see no

remote
> > backup agent for NDS, so thats out.
> >
> > Syncsort looks good, but as well all know aint that cheap.
> >
> > Commvault Galaxy I'm waiting to hear back about confirmation that it can
> > achieve what I'm after.
> >
> > Any other backup software that you fine people know that is worth a

look?
> >
> > Many thanks
> >

>
>



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Re: Single Backup Solution

Thanks for you feedback !!!
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Single Backup Solution

Backup Express. It just works!

www.syncsort.com

> I'm looking into one backup solution, and need some pointers into what
> backup software would be worthwhile looking at.
>
> We currently have three backup solutions in place at the moment
>
> 1. Windows Arcserve 11.1
> Backing up Windows2000/2003 servers, MS-SQL databases and Exchange 2003
>
> 2. NetWare BackupExec v9.2
> Backing up Netware 6.5 and some windows boxes
>
> 3. Several Linux boxes backing up to local DLT drive (rsync)
>
>
> My thoughts at this stage are:
>
> One media backup server, an HP-DL380G4 (sas/sata) running Novell OES
> Linux with about 500-750gb internal storage, and two HP Tape drives
> attached (probably 2 of their new SLDT units).
>
> (OS does not NEED to be OES Linux, but the only other option will be
> Windows, not OES Netware tho)
>
> We want to use B2D2T technology, and we want to write to both tape
> drives simultaneously.
>
> We need to backup the following services to one media server.
>
> Novell NetWare v6.5 and NDS
> Novell OES Linux server and NDS
> Windows 2003 server active directory
> Windows 2000 server
> Windows XP pro
> MS-Exchange 2003
> MS-SQL2003
> MS-SQL2005
>
> I was thinking of keeping Windows Arcserve, but then I could see no
> remote backup agent for NDS, so thats out.
>
> Syncsort looks good, but as well all know aint that cheap.
>
> Commvault Galaxy I'm waiting to hear back about confirmation that it can
> achieve what I'm after.
>
> Any other backup software that you fine people know that is worth a look?
>
> Many thanks
>


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