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

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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?

Ben Leslie
IT Manager, BVSU
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