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Restore Backup exec server with disaster recovery and dedup

Created: 26 Sep 2013 | 2 comments
Loppie's picture

Hello,

For one of our customers we want to create a backup solution wich provides a disaster recovery solution for all servers at another location.

Customer has an HyperV 2012 server network with a SBS 2011 server (also Backup Exec 2012 server) several RDS servers and three Application servers all Server 2008 R2 UK.

Internet connection is a 10mbps fiber connection.

what we want to do is to create a Deduplication folder (disk) to a Nas at another location. (with iscsi) 

In theory this should work. Only Question is how to recover my SBS (backup) server in case of a disaster.

I can backup my Dedup folder but how to recover the Backup Server??

 

Thanks all for your input

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pkh's picture

what we want to do is to create a Deduplication folder (disk) to a Nas at another location. (with iscsi) 

You got to test this setup thoroughly.  BE is very sensitive about link quality.  Any dropped packets and your job will fail.  You might end up with a lot of failed jobs.

I can backup my Dedup folder but how to recover the Backup Server??

You cannot use SDR.  That is for sure.  You would need to do a manual recovery.  Since the media server is also a SBS server, the recovery will be complicated.  This is further complicated by the fact the the backup on a dedup folder.

Colin Weaver's picture

You might be better off looking at 2 media servers with their own local deduplication folder and then using optimized duplication between the servers (requires ESO license etc) - although the link quality/speed between the locations can still cause problems.