Ok so me and my boss are trying to get a solid backup for our servers so we are prepared in case of a disaster and we are struggling with the default backup software so do you guys have any suggestions for the best software for this
Best Server Backup and Restore Software
All of us have used different technology in the past work!
Symantec Backup Exec is a favorite!
Paragon backup and recovery is another great one.
We of course have those Microsoft Kung-Fu guys who swear by Windows Server Backup.
Personally, I like the Paragon backup myself if I need to do on location backups and don't have to setup a schedule. If I'm doing scheduled backups and have multiple servers to worry about, I would use something like Symantec Backup Exec.
Today, if possible, I would consider using a cloud service like Azure Backup and their backup to the cloud. This way the backup can be scheduled and I don't have to worry about storage. Also, I have the ability test the backup incredibly easily by creating a VM and doing a restore to verify and don't have to worry about where the backups are stored...but of course follow your security policy.
I hope others will chime in to this one. We've got a lot of members who probably have worked with newer and better solutions that the ones I've used in the past.
Is your primary goal here to focus on Disaster Recovery or simply backup and retention? I find that the right product for each scenario isn't necessarily the same. It also makes a huge difference what infrastructure your servers sit on.. Ie.. Hyper-v, VMware ESXi, or physical. Nothing against Ronnie, but Backup Exec is one of the works products I've used in the field.
With no additional posts, I'm marking this topic as solved. ~RW
Personally, I would also recommend a small company called Datto. They really only sell via channel, so you might have to find a re-seller in your area, but their products are fantastic. We re-sell it here at InfoTECH and our customers love it. It is a stand-alone appliance running Ubuntu Linux and using ZFS for the image storage.