We have 2 vmware hosts, raid 5 They are in separate buildings connected via gigabit fiber. 1/2 of the servers run in one building 1/2 in the other. Each is cloned to the other building once per week. Daily backups for all are done to a NAS running raid5 Veeam is what we use to run this. One server got up to 730Gb, less now. Never used tape, hard drives with Raid. David Isham Network Administrator Grand Isle Supervisory Union 5038 US Rte 2 North Hero, VT 05474 802-372-6921 vox 802-372-4898 fax -----Original Message----- From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ben Leslie Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 8:47 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Data backup solutions Just out of curiosity, what is everyone doing for data backup...tape drive, cloud storage, leaving it up to students/faculty to backup their own data? What about databases and other data that's more IT admin related and not faculty/student work files? When you do full backups of your data sets, approximately how much data are you backing up? Thanks Ben Leslie IT Manager, BVSU [log in to unmask] 17/12/2013This email may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, federal regulations require that you destroy this email without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone.