Solaris/SPARC Backup from Scratch
We have here a small island of Solaris servers developing for two projects in an ocean of Windows servers. ;-)
Now the computer department changes the backup strategy and wants to have € 800 per month more for a combination of full-backups, incr-backups and stogare of them. In my eyes this is much to much, and I was wondering, if I can build a system that handles the backup itself.
We only have SPARC-Solaris servers, one with Solaris 2.5.1 or 2.6, one with Solairs 8, two and a zone with Solaris 10.
Currently there are full-backups every weekend (600GB) stored for 12 months and incremental backups stored for six weeks.
There are no DBs or other special applications, all real Solaris.
This estimates a server with a redundant diskspace of 12x 600GB (full=7.2TB) plus 6x 7x ~ 60GB (incr=2.5TB) plus spares plus service contract for the serverplus BackupExec licenses.
Is it realistic to build this backup system with this configuration from scratch or shall I pay the € 800 per month for the rest of the existance of the Solaris servers?
Which operating system would be best?