Best Practices for System State Backup
I have 51 servers in one environment that needs the System State backed up. Our current backup process does a disk to disk copy to a central location and then backs up to tape. We start this backup two hours before other backups kick off to try to get it to finish. However, the disk to disk portion takes on average 13 hours to run and the disk to tape portion never finishes Monday through Thursday because we need to put that night's tapes in. This is about 315 GB of data.
My question would be how can I get the system state to backup successfully every night.We have the previous days System States backed up to disk, but our boss would like it on tape just in case we have corruption of data, we can restore from tape.
Please let me know any ideas that can imporve our system state backups.