Backup Exec 2010 r2 -1 server - Backup Plan
I feel like this is a very simple scenario, but i am new to this scene so i do not want to over look anything. I am looking to gain as much knowledge to customize my backup and make recovery as easy as possible.
I have one server for a small buisness. This server hosts Active Directory, FTP / File Server, Hyper-V server hosting Exchange 2010.
The server has a raid configuration equaling 1tb in storage.
I just purchased :
- external harddrive w/ raid configuration equaling 1.5tb in storage.
- Backup Exec 2010 r2
-Hyper-V Add on
-Exchange Server Add on.
My thoughts so far are :
- Monthly - Complete Image (Save for 2 Weeks)
- Weekly - Full (Save for 2 Weeks)
- Daily - Differential (Save for 2 weeks)
Can you please offer input on this strategy? Is this two many copies of the same data? Am i missing something?
Also I am trying to understand, will i install the Exchange Add-on on the virtual server and the server and hyper-v addon on the host OS? Reading the admin guide for Hyper-V i found this
in Backup Exec 2010, granular recovery of a Guest virtual machine application such as Exchange, SQL and
Active Directory, may also be achieved without running a second pass backup of the application inside of the
To me that makes it sound that i do not need the exchange add on, is that correct?
Any details or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I also have the administrator guides that i am reffering to. I also like to gain insight from individuals who use this software regularly for a better understanding.
Thank you in advance for any information you may be able to pass along.