[THIN] Re: OT: Backup Software

  • From: "Greg Reese" <gareese@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:57:09 -0500

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-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Evan Mann
> Sent: 12 June 2008 15:42
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 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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