Ah, sorry, I guess I did forget to include what kind of backups I need to
do. Basically we have a removable hard drive bay in a server that we store
our incremental and full backups on. No images, no workstations, just file
backup. The drives gets swapped out once a week to our offsite location.
We do the same with a tape drive, but I wouldn't mind retiring that in favor
of exclusive use of the hard drives.
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Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 3:25 PM
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Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] Alternatives to Backup Exec?
Are you looking to backup to tape or disk or use both in a staging
Do you need to do archiving of your data?
The other "alternative" I've used is Acronis TrueImage Server on a
system that only needs to have 30 days worth of backups.
On Apr 15, 2008, at 3:22 PM, Peter Cole wrote:
> Long story short, I am in a position where I need to purchase new
> backup software for my four Windows 2003 servers. I first looked to
> Backup Exec since it is listed on the Computer Stores website and am
> trying to get Symantec to provide me with more product information
> and help me find out what I really need but this is proving.
> difficult. I guess they don't want my money. This, in combination
> with less than favorable past experience with Backup Exec, made me
> wonder what alternatives are out there and what is worth considering.
> Does anyone have any thoughts that they would like to share? The
> only thing that will be backed up will be these four servers.
> - P
> Peter Cole
> Information Technologist
> Michigan State University Press
> 517-355-9543 x124
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