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#1 YojimboSan

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:12 AM

Right now we use Veeam for onsite and we're pretty happy with it.

 

But our offsite is a little clumsy. We backup 15TB of vms to an external USB drive (takes about 4 days) and we send it offsite. We do this every two weeks.

 

I should mention that we are not permitted to use cloud based backups or BaaS in any way. It all has to be old school.

 

 

So that being said, I am wondering if anyone has any recommendations within these constraints as to how we could do things better here.


Edited by hamluis, 29 August 2017 - 09:30 AM.
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

Worth A Look, IMO.

 

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#3 RolandJS

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:11 AM

Along with the advice from here, you might consider also asking community.spiceworks.com's data backup forum for additional information.  There are several Veeam people here and there.  If you do post over there, upfront admit you're asking for additional information, adding to what you learn from BC.


Edited by RolandJS, 29 August 2017 - 10:11 AM.

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#4 YojimboSan

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:17 AM

I will do that, RolandJS. And thank you to hamluis as well.

 

I keep waiting for the whole "Scotty, beam my 15TBs up to the Enterprise" solution, but technology is just not there yet. 

 

Looking for a happy realistic medium.

 

Thanks again.



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:33 PM

Dude 15 TB on USB must be painfull at best.

Veeam rocks mate, i use it at home, work etc etc.

So do you replicate to another server or DataStore at work?

 

Also do the USB drives get incrimental backups added after the 2 weeks or a whole new USB drive set?

 

Why not get a half decent NAS to create a iSCISI to the offsite server, create a datastore with that and use that as offsite in remote location, replicate first and then seed once its moved?



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 01:16 PM

Given the amount of data you're trying to backup, NAS utilizing fiberchannel, some other fiber optic connection, or iSCSI is probably the only realistic solution. Anything else and the data speeds are too slow.






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