Need a Backup/Recovery Recommendation
I have a client with multiple servers contemplating upgrading to new servers or replacing with VMWare.
I would like to provide a cost/benefit analysis of backup/recovery of physical servers as opposed to virtual servers. For this is I will need to provide a detailed list of a backup solution app and agents required to back up 6 servers to a tape autoloader. It is a Windows 2008 AD network with an Exchange server, SQL server, and an IIS server as well as file/print sharing servers. With the different apps available such as Netbackup, Sysytem Recovery, and Backup Exec, I am not sure which app would be the most efficient for fast bare-metal recovery as well as granular recovery of SQL/Exchange. I estimate approximately 1.5 Tb of data will be backed up initially.
My experience with backups is pretty extensive, but luckily very little with restores. I am weary to recomend a solution which will ultimately not provide a fast recovery as my client provides Emergency Response services and needs to be up and running with little down time.
Any help in recommending an app plus the agents required as well as some feedbackup on recovery using the same apps would be most helpful.
Thank you in advance