Backup Exec to help with DR
I have a scenario that I'd like to know if one of the Symantec backup products cn address. One of my customers has a head office where we are backing up (using BE 12.5) a (diminishing) number of physical servers and an increasing (30+) number of Microsoft Hyper-V virtual servers (All server 2008 / 2008 R2). We are currently backing up to disk and tape (About 10-12Tb in total) . We are looking to upgrade the backup platform (server, disk array, tape library, software etc) - we are selecting the software from either Symantec or Microsoft DPM. The functionality DPM would appear to provide us with is that we can "back up the backup server" to a second (DR) site. THis means that in the event of failure we could use the DPM server at the DR site to restore at least the Hyper-V servers to a waiting platform there even if we can't get at the backed up data help at the head office.
The question is, can one of the Symantec backup products provide us with this functionality so we can stay with the product. In summary, the situation is:
- Hyper-V servers backed up at Head Office
- Backup catalogs and if possible backed up data (while on disk) replicated across the WAN in an efficient manner the DR site
- Disaster happens at Head Office (data centre in meltdown)
- Use backup server at DR site to restore Hyper-V servers locally from disk
Thank you in advance