Protecting an 11TB NetApp Volume
I've seen some older discussions on this topic but I'm asking to see if anyone has any new suggestions.
Master Server - Windows Server 2008 R2
The data is on a NetApp device with tape drives directly connected and I'm using NDMP backup policies. The volume in question is 11TB and growing, and contains (are you ready for it) millions of small files.
Depending on which device I use, D2D or VTL, my backups range anywhere from 26 hours to 50 hours. I'm tasked with replicating everything over to the DR site within 24 hours. Obviously, if I have a backup that runs 26+ hours, I'm going to miss that 24 hour target. I want to retain the ability to recover single files.
Any recommendations? I don't believe backups were ever meant to protect that much data in a single volume without using some kind of snapshot technology which would elminate the ability to restore single files.
Any suggestions (or other job opportunities depending on how this goes) would be greatly appreciated.