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Old December 16, 2010, 02:20 PM
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Default Cost Effective Server Back Up solution (Advice Needed)

Hello HWCer's,

I need some help configuring a cost effective backup solution for our Servers (we have just over 25)

Currently we are using a few Towers with Hotswapable drive bays, but the equipment is old. so we are looking at upgrading. Premade solutions or Built from the ground up.

Some key things:
Cost Effective ( Not looking to buy a new dell storage server for 7k+)
Gigabit NIC
Multiple drives: Large Storage capacity
Power Efficient CPU and PSU
Case: Tower or Rackmount /Hotswap or not


I'd prefer to go with an Intel solution.

Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Thanks in Advance

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Old December 16, 2010, 08:38 PM
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What OS do your servers run?

How much space are you backing up?

What budget?
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Old December 16, 2010, 09:45 PM
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our servers are all windows 2003 or 2008

no more than 500gb per server some much less.

Ive been thinking about using a nas enclosure, small cost effective can do a 4tb back up solution for 600$ taxes in(starting), I think that will accomodate a few servers, we'd like to have a few different boxes as we dont need everything trying to backup to the same unit at the same time.
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Old December 28, 2010, 05:48 AM
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My company uses Handy Backup Server for servers backup. It's reliable and cost effective corporate network backup solution with multiple server-specific functions.
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Old December 29, 2010, 05:37 PM
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thanks. we are looking for a hardware solution, as soon as i saw download "handy..." i closed my browser.

we are currently looking at NAS Boxes ( instead of PC's)
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