Backup Exec 2010 R3 Backup to Disk offsite? Deduplication?
I am involved with IT at a local software company. We are currently in the process of transitioning from Backup Exec 12, to Backup Exec 2010 R3.
We currently use a Adic Scaler with one LTO2 Drive and a LTO3 Drive. Our weekly cost of LTO tapes is upwards of $1000 a week.
We would like to eliminate Tape backups if we can. Due to legal issues, we are required to send copies of our exchange server to an offsite storage site.
Now my question is, We are located in Los Angeles, here in La we have a media server running Windows 2k3 which is connected to multiple remote agents.
We also have a data center in Texas, the data center has a few Puredisks currently not in use.
How can we use the Puredisks in Dallas as a remote backup location useing Deduplication in Backup Exec 2010 R3.
Ideally we would like to use GRT and Deduplication on our exchange server and some file servers, is this possible? It seems to me from what I have been reading that to use Deduplication, the media server is the one that has to have the space for the backup. Is this correct? can I not backup to a remote location? Would I really need enough space on my media server(currently 2 300Gb drives mirrored) to store the backup(multiple TB)
I was hoping to seed a full backup once to the backup location in Dallas, and then have incrementals from there on out, hopefully using Block level Deltas and GRT to be able to restore individual mailboxes/messages
Does any one have experience in this? I apprieciate the help in advance.