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# 207867 17-Jan-2017 16:19
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as much as I hate to  use the word cloud....


Im after reasonably priced options for cloud based server backup.
Any recommendations ? or advice on who/what to avoid ?



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  # 1704800 17-Jan-2017 16:42
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I can suggest the service that our company runs. Based in an Auckland datacentre with a years retention on the data.




Have a look at the following and PM me if you have an questions.



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  # 1704804 17-Jan-2017 16:44
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Do you want to backup to a cloud server, or back up a server to the cloud?




I ask because there is a great service I use (Backblaze) but it's definitely more suited to backing up a normal PC to their servers rather than an enterprise level backup to cloud option.




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  # 1704833 17-Jan-2017 18:00
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Do you want to use a provider, or want to run your own? Are you doing a full server backup? SQL databases? VMs?


I use Altaro Backup on Geekzone, but because we run it on multiple VMs. Altaro on the tin (in the Datacom datacentre), plus a weekly local copy on a remote Altaro storage server. Of course in this case I am running my own. On top of that SQL Server backup (daily) and transaction files (closed every fifteen minutes) go to Crashplan for individual restore if a full VM restore is not needed.


Look at the options presented in the previous two posts for more as well. For a complete answer I think we need to know more of your requirements.

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  # 1704851 17-Jan-2017 18:17
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As a techie, I like the CommVault solution provided by Then again, I don't pay the bills. They back up your servers offsite into their DC. Data restores are easy enough via the Java based console. Their support is also great.


Veeam offers a free backup tool if you want to do your own solution. Pay to have a server in AWS or Azure and replicate data there?

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  # 1705003 18-Jan-2017 08:48
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SBS ( exch,sharepoint) backup into the cloud .
ie a fully automated backup, where staff dont have to change tapes etc


I know there are alot of options, but some are ridiculously expensive , and I know of one local provider that doesnt have a good history
of backup reliability .


thanks for the replies so far

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  # 1726694 26-Feb-2017 22:36
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Plus one for Veeam from me. I use the free B&R version at home and we use the same B&R paid subscription at work. Add in a cloud connect option and it gets you the offsite backup as well. It's simple to use and see working, which I think is always useful.

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  # 1726735 26-Feb-2017 23:36
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Plus 2 for Veeam B&R although it's strengths are best when using to backup a virtual environment.

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