[olug] Cost effective enterprise backup
bbrush at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 03:52:08 UTC 2013
Enterprise class software is expensive no matter what it does. My first
observation is that all backup software pretty much sucks. The UI is most
commonly the part that sucks the worst which you can usually at least work
Now that my undying contempt for backups is established, I will say I have
found Commvault to be somewhat less sucky than the norm and it occasionally
approaches "good". Its engine is very solid and it will backup about
anything you want. My main issues have been things like autochanger
problems and listening to people I shouldn't have.
Honestly the key, IMO, to being happy with your backups is buying it from
someone you can count on to help you when you call them and say "It's doing
this, wth did I do?" My vendor has had the same support engineers for
literally the last 20 years and they are true experts with Commvault. I
call them first and 9 times out of 10 they solve my problem.
On Monday, January 28, 2013, Justin Reiners wrote:
> I have never used that one. I will have to take a look. thanks! Any others?
> I looked into acronis for my physicals and virtual. 100k!
> > BackupPC is fairly straightforward. It backs up all our Windows & *nix
> > boxen. It has options for bare metal and VM plus incremental backups.
> > have it attached to an iSCSI device for speedy syncs and it rsyncs to an
> > off site Nas for backups of the backups.
> > > Currently we are using avamar at cosentry to do backups. If you want to
> > > call it that, we want to fond something a little more user friendly and
> > > cost effective. I have been looking at acronis vmprotect for our VMware
> > > architecture (6 hosts) 50 some VMs. 40 some Linux servers, 5 windows
> > > servers. What is everyone out the in the corporate world using? Avamar
> > has
> > > issues of restoring to the same machine and 1gb during work hours.
> > >
> > > I plan on backing up to disk. And taking backup copies off site. I
> > > love bare metal for physical machines, something avamar does not have.
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