[THIN] Re: OT: Backup Software

bacup exec has always sucked.  How are they still in business?  There is
very little functionality of Backup Exec that you can't recreate with the
built in NT Backup, a little scripting, and common sense.

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 9:44 AM, Ian Kibble <ian.kibble@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> I've been using various versions of Veritas/Symantec Backup Exec over
> the past 3 years and never been disappointed with it.
>
> As long as the agents are available for what you need to backup from you
> shouldn't have a problem.
>
> Ian
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [THIN] OT: Backup Software
>
> Looking for opinions on SMB backup solutions.  My past 5 1/5 years of
> backup experience are with CommVault, but I think it's going to be too
> pricey and complex for the environment.  Prior to CommVault, I used
> ARCServe, but I think it was v8 or 9, and it's now up to 12.
>
> I have a few calls lined up to go over ARCServe and Backup
> Exec/NetBackup. Does anyone have suggestions on other products to look
> at?  The environment consists of a couple physical Windows Server boxes,
> a bunch of virtual Windows Boxes running on VMware.  Something that
> works with VCB would be nice.  The Tape drive in use is a LAN or FC
> connected LTO3 library. I also have 2 Apple Xserve RAID arrays which are
> FC connected SCSI arrays (they present as LUNs to VMware) and I am
> hosting VM's on the Xserve RAIDs on those LUNs.  All actual file storage
> is done inside of a Windows VM.
>
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