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Hyper-V hosts and guests, best alternative cloud and local solution to using DPM 2012 R2 for 10+ TB? RRS feed

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  • I'm trying to get a feel for what people are doing for backups that are offsite (or even onsite) these days for Hyper-V guests and hosts..

    Currently we have two host 2012 servers with about 30 VM's between them.. to back them up we have a 35TB array on a dpm 2012 backup server that can go back 30 days via the hard disk or quarterly via tape backups (single protection group)..

    This protection group contains around 10.5TB of data, or with our current DLT-S4 solution, about 12 tapes out of 16 max on our system.

    Our tape system is getting to the point where it doesnt always work with dpm..lost communication, crc errors.. i think due to hardware failure.  I had been looking into newer LTO alternatives, particularly an HP solution that has 8 tapes max and its around $6500.

    We are trying to narrow down alternative choices to spending $6500 on just a tape solution, such as maybe an alternative to DPM itself or something that can do the tape portion offsite maybe through a 3rd party backup? (old days it was symantec then to hard drives taken offsite each quarter).

    The keys here are being able to go back to a point at any given quarter.. being able to backup the vm's and also the content inside the vm's.. ie: guest D drive data for instance, granular restorations of individual files on that VM as well as restoring the whole VM (backing up the OS portion).

    I'm not sure the best route here, but some things came to mind like carbonite (unsure if they support vm file level restoration).. or maybe http://www.code42.com/solutions/endpoint-backup/  or http://www.zetta.net/products/backup-recovery

    I know with carbonite, it might be possible to ship off hard drives full of data to get it put in the system much more quickly.. 10TB would take forever over the line.. i know nothing as of yet on the other two solutions.

    Any thoughts out there?

    Thanks in advance

    Friday, February 24, 2017 7:06 PM

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  • You won't get much feedback here, this forum is for Virtual Server 2005.

    You should repost in the Hyper-V forum here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverhyperv/threads

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:09 AM