Need Basic Advise For Setting up Removable Hard Drive Backup with Bk Exec 2012
I have 2 servers. I have Bk Up Exec 2010 [planning to upgrade to 2012] and a windows agent. Currently backing up to 400 GB tape drive.
Please help answer the following questions:
Server 1 has 400 GB hard and server 2 has 400 GB allocated. I want to do daily backup to an external hard drive, so I can take it home instead of taking home a tape each day. All I really need is the ability to reinstall the server and all the files in case of disaster.
1) So what capacity and what kind of external hard drive do I need? [Assuming that this will be a USB connect].
2) 2012 Bk Exec will back up the two servers as two separate jobs, so will I be able to back up the images to one hard drive, if so how much capacity hard drive do I need for 2 X 400 GB hard drive capacity servers which probably have 200 GB or less of data each]
3) Since my real need is to only recreate the whole server if there is disaster, is my current software okay, as in Bk Exec 2012 ro do I need System recovery?
Hope I make sense. This is a very basic question hope you can give me an idea how many hard drives I will need for Monday to Friday back up, so I can take the hard drive home each day.
Thanks for now.