We are a quick expanding organization looking to replace the current backup solution in place.
We're using backuppc installed on an old hp dl385 g1 to backup locally, then archiving externally to disk (esata) for offsite backups. We run nightly incrementals and weekly fulls. Our external archives are encrypted using truecrypt.
Reason For Replacing
The existing server's components are failing, with multiple hard drive failures, memory failures and even a drive bay failure in recent months. Additionally, we are looking to get away from backuppc to move to a more mainstream solution for two reasons, first because professional support is available when needed, second because the turnover rate is relatively high, so future admins should be able to function with the backup server as easily as possible. Finally, storage capacity has been reached on this server and investing further funds into it for expansion is not a route we'd like to go.
What we're backing up
2 vmware servers, with about 8 vm's each including a mix of windows and linux OS's.
6 physical servers, mixed linux and windows
2 sql servers
2 AD domain controllers (separate domains)
What we're considering
We're considering replacing the server with a new HP dl380 g7 with sufficient internal storage to allow for 5 full backup sets and 1 weeks worth of incrementals. External backups run via esata / usb 3.0 to external drives. Backup Exec on windows 2008 as the application.
Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.