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Recommendation for backup software on Windows Server 2012


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#1 dbboy9

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:43 AM

Hi, as mentioned in the title, what backup software do you recommend for Windows Server 2012?

I would need incremental backup, scheduling and back up to both local and cloud storage.

 

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#2 SpywareDoc

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 04:15 PM

Symantec Backup Exec



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 08:01 PM

%100 stay away from Symantec Back Up EXEC. Its terrible, costly and useless as far as i am concerned. Most IT admins are leaving it in droves and using better tech like Veeam, Shadow Protect along witha  NAS.



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 08:39 PM

Agree stay away from Symantec Backup Exec.

 

Veeam and Acronis are the big players in the field. I also found another brand CloudBacko useful for customers with limited budget. It provides most features as in Veeam but without central management panel. I can easily integrate with third-party monitoring software.



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 02:30 PM

Agree with staying away from backup exec. Under "Veritas" it was king but as always... Symantec ruined it...

 

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#6 Bitboyz

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 10:48 PM

I prefer Shadowprotect. They have support for hyper-v, off-site streaming etc... Their boot disc environment is nice, and because it's windows based I've never ran in to issues loading raid drivers.

I've had one instance where the acronis boot disk didn't contain the proper drivers for a raid array in an HP server, which made it a pain to perform a bare metal recovery.

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:16 PM

If Symantec was a person you would just want to smack it in the face hey!!.

yes shadowprotect of good for baremetal recoveries but i would still rec ommend Veeame for virtual.



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 08:07 PM

I agree Veeam is best for VM's, but I didn't see anything about VM's in the thread title.

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 05:42 PM

I have several servers running ms sql and oracle databases and other server based applications.  In days gone by, I used to use seagate / veritas / symantec backup exec and tape drives.  We outgrew the tape drives and buexec became too costly to keep, so we used Novastor for a couple of years, but we went to Cobian backup about 3 years ago and have never regretted it.  It's Totally free, has many options including full, incremental and differential backup options, a robust scheduler and a ton of other great features.  Instead of using expensive large tapes and large capacity tape drives, we are using QNAP NAS devices with multiple 2TB hard drives.  As an IT manager responsible for all of this data that has to be backed up, it took me a while to convince myself that I could actually have reliable backups without an expensive backup program and tech support, but moving to Cobian has saved my employers a lot of money and our backups are completely reliable.



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 09:26 PM

I agree Veeam is best for VM's, but I didn't see anything about VM's in the thread title.

Didnt see anything about Physical servers either!



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 09:58 AM

I 100%  support Veeam if it it's virtual. Both the product and the support that come with it are truly amazing.






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