Need a good backup strategy...

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  1. Fuel451

    Fuel451 Guest

    I have an SBS 2003 R2 server running pretty much everything (DNS, HTTP,
    Exchange, File, FTP) except DHCP. I have a second server running Server 2K3,
    SAV, and loaded with an LTO 1 drive. The second server is a domain member
    but serves only as SAV and backup server.

    I'd like to know what the best strategy is for DR. I'm currently doing
    ntbackup fulls daily to a third drive on server1. My thought was to just
    backup the backup file to an LTO tape for offsite storage.

    Thoughts?
     
    Fuel451, Aug 17, 2007
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  2. Hello Customer,

    Thank you for posting here.

    According to your description, I understand that you want to backup your
    SBS to a LTO tape which connect on another server. If I have misunderstood
    the problem, please don't hesitate to let me know.

    Based on my research, we cannot backup SBS to a tape which connect to
    another server. We suggest you connect the tape to SBS and do backup.

    On SBS, we can use SBS backup wizard to backup SBS: Open Server Management
    console, locate on Backup node, click Configure Backup link in right pane.
    In the wizard, you can select backup your SBS to a network share or local
    hard disk. However, we cannot backup SBS to tape on another server.

    If you do not want to connect tape to SBS, I have a workaround for you:

    1. Create shared folder on Windows server 2003.

    2. Run SBS backup wizard to backup SBS to the windows 2003 shard folder.
    You can scheduled it at non-work hours.

    3. On the windows server 2003, run ntbackup to backup the shared folder to
    the tape. Please schedule the backup time different from the step 2 backup.

    When you need to restore your SBS, you can restore the .bkf file from the
    tape first. Then, use the bkf file to restore your SBS.

    I hope these steps will give you some help.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

    Best regards,

    Terence Liu(MSFT)

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    | I have an SBS 2003 R2 server running pretty much everything (DNS, HTTP,
    | Exchange, File, FTP) except DHCP. I have a second server running Server
    2K3,
    | SAV, and loaded with an LTO 1 drive. The second server is a domain
    member
    | but serves only as SAV and backup server.
    |
    | I'd like to know what the best strategy is for DR. I'm currently doing
    | ntbackup fulls daily to a third drive on server1. My thought was to just
    | backup the backup file to an LTO tape for offsite storage.
    |
    | Thoughts?
    |
     
    Terence Liu [MSFT], Aug 20, 2007
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    I used to use DVD to backup but recordable DVDs just don't cut it anymore, especially if you have a lot of photos or home movies to back up. Plus, recordable DVDs cannot be trusted to last more than a few years before they start to deteriorate :(.

    Now if you do off backup that drive is rock-solid and guaranteed to never fail, the fact that it is also in my home is a problem. A fire or flood can take out my home, my computer, my backup hard drives and DVDs, and I would lose every file I ever have. Simply not acceptable.

    So I recommend you using an online backup service copies it runs continuously in the background so you don't have to remember to backup your files and are inexpensive. Personally I use ZenOK Online Backup 2011. and it does pretty good.
     
    Kenmha, Nov 22, 2010
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