Backup Exec 2010 New Installation
I would like some help on speccing a solution, specifically pertaining to the deduplication option
I have a WAN with 7 branches and 17 Servers that need backing up centrally.
What I am propsing is that we install a single media server that does the initial full backup and then runs incremental backups daily. But I am not sure if this is the best way.
I am not sure exactly what the client wants to back up, and that is something we are dealing with tomorrow, but in the meantime I am curious about the deduplication. How does BE2010 deal with de-dup? Does it send the data to the media server which then deals with the de-dup or does the agent on the target server deal with it before it is sent via the WAN to the media server?
Would it be better to have a CASO at HQ and a media server on each site instead? I am not sure how that would impact my bandwidth usage?
Let me ask this.
1. How does one set up a backup on a media server at SiteA, which is then replicated to SiteB?
2. Is it better for bandwidth to have it the abovementioned way, or is it better to have a single Media server backing up all servers... Bearing in mind that the sites are geographically dispersed.
Please ask for clarification if you misunderstand.. I am probably not expressing myself clearly.
Thanks in advance