Your opinions about my backup strategy
I'm using BE 2010 (since 12.5) to back up about 110 hosts. I have a wide range of applications to backup (e.g. exchange, Sql, Unix, Lotus Notes, Windows , NDMP backups, Vmware etc.). I have a powerfull backup hardware
- 8 CPU, 8GB RAM Sun server.
- SL500 (4 tapes) library
- JBOD 4400 (20 TB) disk system.
As you can guess sometimes I have difficulties to backup successfully everything. I created 20 different jobs to group these servers and applications. My strategy is about grouping each type of backup like Windows, UNIX, SQL backups, Exchange bckups, Then I divided each group to sub groups by calculating time of backups and separating to timely equal groups. ( I wont talk about my disk >D2T and >T2T backup strategies.)
But imo it is not enough cause I have still problems with some kind of backups. I cant finish my full backups on backup window. This can have several another reasons but I want to argue my backup strategy
Anybody uses that kind of backup strategy ? If yes have you divided your jobs more deeper than this ? For example each of my Windows jobs has 10 hosts to backup. For example I have 2 Exchange servers with totally 400 GB of data. Should I create separate jobs for all information stores in each server ? I mean this with "dividing deeper".
I will be very happy if you share your opinions with me.