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I'm still using BE to backup some data (mainly Active Directory data) to
our SAN and Carbonite, I personally would not trust an external hard drive
as the primary backup device for mission critical data.

Ben

Ben Leslie
Technology Manager, BVSU
P: 802-375-2589 ext. 139
P: 802-375-6409 ext. 217


On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:35 AM, David Martin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> When our tape drive went I configured BackupExec to backup to a folder on
> an Ext HDD. Works slick.
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> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Leslie, Ben <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Thanks for all the input, we used to use BackupExec to backup all data on
>> our SAN (including VM images, AD data, and everyone's redirected 'my
>> documents') however our tape drive failed and I was given no choice but to
>> use Carbonite to backup all 600GB of data.
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>> At 3-4GB of data per day (I'm assuming Carbonite throttles their data
>> throughput) our initial backup will be complete sometime in mid February.
>>
>>  Ben Leslie
>> Technology Manager, BVSU
>> P: 802-375-2589 ext. 139
>> P: 802-375-6409 ext. 217
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>> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Craig Donnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> Second on Barracuda Appliance.  Model 390 for Central office only right
>>> now.  Support for VM ware allows for backup of the vm image file and send
>>> off site.  Will probably be using Barracuda at the high school if approved.
>>>
>>> Craig
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>>> Craig Donnan, MA
>>> Systems Administrator
>>> Washington West Supervisory Union
>>> 340 Mad River Park, Suite 7
>>> Waitsfield, VT 05673
>>> 802-496-2272 x120
>>> fax: 802-496-6515
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>>> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:03 AM, Mike Kanfer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>>> At CSSU, use the Barracuda appliance.  We have two- one backs up CVU
>>>> and Hinesburg and the other one backs up Williston, Shelburne, Charlotte
>>>> and Central office- all through our VPN's.  Each backs up about 2TB of
>>>> data. The first time it runs, a full backup is done and can take several
>>>> days to protect bandwidth but after that, a file server is backed up in
>>>> anywhere from 10 minutes to 25 minutes since it does incremental backups.
>>>>  We backup select folders for databases on workstations of admin assistants
>>>> in addition to the regular server stuff.  From the appliance, the data
>>>> backs up to Barracuda's cloud for offsite storage of our data.  Managing it
>>>> is done through a web browser- restoring files could not be easier.
>>>>
>>>> Mike
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>>>> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 8:47 AM, Ben Leslie <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>>>> 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
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